Accepting Our Mortality

Accepting Our Mortality

I’m focusing on mortality this week—but not because of Halloween. This coming Saturday, I’m leading a workshop for a rather unusual retreat. St. Philip’s Church is hosting an All Souls’ Day Retreat: “Embracing Mortality: Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying.” The...
Flowering Season

Flowering Season

The barrel cacti are blooming here in the Sonoran Desert. They are the latest in a long string of flowering plants that take their turn over the course of the year. The blooming season basically lasts almost all year, regulated more by rain than by temperature. In...
Harvesting Gratefulness

Harvesting Gratefulness

I’m home after a week of (mostly) vacation time in early August. While I enjoyed time with family and friends in New Mexico and Colorado, it’s also good to be back in Arizona. It’s good to reconnect with routines that work for my body, my soul, and my income(!). I am...