Journey Forth

Journey Forth

In bleak Winter, under blackened sky, chirps ring out. Robin, great harbinger of Spring, perched above tundra. Song shattering night. Sustenance revealed below frozen ground. Artic air. Bitter chill. Darkness. Silence. Stillness. And that soft, sweet song, like a...
Grateful All Ways

Grateful All Ways

Thanksgiving is here again, and all around us are reminders to give thanks.  However we celebrate the holiday, many of us can easily list the “good” things for which we’re grateful: comfortable dwellings; a well-stocked pantry; loving friends and family; fulfilling...
It Could Happen to You

It Could Happen to You

That kind of thing can’t happen here. But it could happen to you. It could happen to you . . . . . . buying groceries at Kroger. . . . gathering the prayer circle at church. . . . comparing notes in 4th period English. . . . reading Torah on Saturday morning. . . ....
Trust the Steps

Trust the Steps

Our egos are making headlines again as people try to comprehend the chaos and conflicts we’re experiencing in the world and determine how to stop them.  Ego, as defined by psychoanalysis, helps us determine our sense of personal identity and self-worth.   Derived from...
A Higher Standard

A Higher Standard

Several years ago, when I finally settled on my own spiritual path, a mentor reminded me: “Life will still have challenges.  And, no matter what happens, no matter what anyone says, believes, or does, you decide how you want to be.”  Her wisdom sounds simple enough,...
Relieved to Let Go

Relieved to Let Go

As we travel our own faithful journeys, many of us notice that some things and people don’t change, no matter how much we wish they would.  And many of us have fought, labored, and struggled to change or fix something or someone unready for change. It’s like trying to...