Pests, Blogs, and the Spiritual Life

This spring Henry and I spent many hours building a cage to keep animals out of one area of our yard so that I might attempt a vegetable garden. It turned into quite an elaborate enterprise, in part because we kept changing the parameters. Originally we purchased...

Blooming

Last summer we were driving on the interstate south of Flagstaff, Arizona, and came across this carpet of wildflowers.  In the desert, wildflowers bloom only when there is sufficient, regular rainfall, so this was a rare, and spectacular, occurrence. The summer rain...

Entice Me to My Knees

I have been working as a freelancer now for about 15 months. What began slowly, and with some trepidation on my part, has within the past month reached a volume, and level of compensation, that is actually sufficient for my needs. I am grateful, but the work has also...

Lighting Candles

Anyone can light a candle, But not the way that you do. – Jon Anderson & Vangelis   For the past couple of weeks, my husband Henry has put in a lot of time networking, in connection with a coalition of other churches and denominations, to raise funds,...

Showing Up for What is Unfolding

I have been blogging for a while now—but not here. I’ve been getting paid to write blogs for small businesses through a company called BlogMutt. Great company, and it’s given me tons of practice—but that’s not the point of this blog. Now is time to start—or...