I took a week off from writing so I could “retreat” to the mountains for prayer. I spent five days with 90 of my closest contemplative friends, and yet I was completely alone. Because, of course, the other 89 were far away on Zoom, in their homes or in other retreat settings around the world. … Continue reading There was an Airplane….
Loner in the Crowd
I like having other people around as I dream and imagine.
Excerpt from The Labyrinth
A few weeks ago I was at a writing retreat in North Carolina and went for a walk among the beautiful leaves of a North Carolina autumn. While there, I felt a call to walk along the Pigeon River, which ran along a path near the big field of the camp. The path got smaller … Continue reading Excerpt from The Labyrinth
I am at a writer’s retreat in North Carolina and that seems like a great time to start writing blog posts again after a little hiatus. I’ve been doing some intensive discernment and might soon have some fun news to share more widely, but there’s now time again for writing. Burnt Orange I am … Continue reading Burnt Orange
Opening Night Aftermath
I am enjoying a wonderful weekend with my whole family putting on a performance of Peter Pan at the Savannah Children’s Theatre. I have a tiny ensemble part, my son is one of the lost boys with a little solo and my husband joined the tech crew last week, helping Peter and John fly. It … Continue reading Opening Night Aftermath
I am so pleased to be writing to you this week. Really. Because for a while there it looked like it might never happen. I didn’t worry about it Monday. I had just written a post the Friday before. There was plenty of time to be inspired. Tuesday, I chaperoned a school trip. I spent … Continue reading Uninspired
A Rebel Doing Nothing
I had a glorious morning of sleeping in. Since I am not a morning person, the 6 am alarm on school days for my son comes far too early. And weekends have not been much better, as I have had activities almost every day of every weekend for more than a month. While I loved … Continue reading A Rebel Doing Nothing
Happy Earth Day
“I work at the intersection spirituality and ecology.” I must have said this a hundred time at our Savannah Earth Day Festival on Saturday, where I sponsored a booth and met many wonderful people who care about our environment. I don’t think many of them came to talk about spirituality or faith or religion or … Continue reading Happy Earth Day
Top Ten Ways a Flat Tire Can Lead to Good Spiritual Practice
So, this is later than I anticipated this week, not in small part because I lost 2 hours of good work time sitting by the side of the road with a flat tire. I lost good work time, but found good spiritual time. Here were my top ten spiritual thoughts as I sat and waited. … Continue reading Top Ten Ways a Flat Tire Can Lead to Good Spiritual Practice