My spiritual director had the room all set up for me when I arrived yesterday morning. There were small stones set around a candle on a low table in front of where I usually sit. Of course, I commented that it was different. She asked if she had my permission to push me a little … Continue reading Touching the Pain
My son and I went to the Carolina Renaissance Festival this weekend with some friends. It was incredible. Of course, any time I get to pretend I’m a princess is incredible – that’s been true since I was two years old! My child had a wonderful time too, but he did get kindly called out … Continue reading Be Brave
I learned many things at my conference at Columbia Theological Seminary’s “Yes, And: Improvisational Leadership in Times of Dizzying Change" conference. I learned a lot of improv skills. I learned how they relate to ministry, including my work in spiritual direction. And I learned that I both miss congregational ministry and am grateful to have … Continue reading Don’t Yuck My Yum!
“We can never know about the days to come But we think about them anyway, yay” -Carly Simon I’m on my last day before a three day vacation (oops -- I mean conference) in Atlanta. Yes, I will be working, but these breaks always seem like such a lovely time to get away from housework, … Continue reading Anticipation
I have spent the past week after Hurricane Irma shut the town down* watching Pirates of the Caribbean again. My son was finally old enough to brave the skeletons of the first movie, Curse of the Black Pearl – though he still preferred to let me handle the second movie with its eerie fish creatures … Continue reading Pirates