What Do You Need?

What Do You Need?

Author Jan Richardson, in her book The Cure for Sorrow, offers a suggestion to begin the day with a soulful question.  That is to ask yourself, “What do I need today?”    Some days the answer will come easily.  Others, we may struggle to discern what our deepest need...
The Children Cry

The Children Cry

My heart is still heavy as I write this, and words cannot adequately express my sorrow, anger and shame.  Our country has sunk to a new low with the recent immigration crisis – innocent children separated from their families who had illegally crossed our southern...
Desert Places

Desert Places

Not all desert places are dry, barren, sandy, and lifeless.  Even a place such as Florida in spring can be a desert.  I spent the month of March there, and my experience revealed to me that a desert can be anywhere and at any time.  It is any place we enter alone,...
The Marketplace of Our Hearts

The Marketplace of Our Hearts

We are all familiar with the gospel passage in John 2 where Jesus enters the temple, and consumed with anger, drives out the sheep and oxen with a whip and overturns the tables of the moneychangers, spilling their coins everywhere. It’s a story that has always made me...
Those In Between Spaces

Those In Between Spaces

I find these days between Christmas and New Years to be somewhat of a liminal space for me.  The weeks of baking, decorating, buying and wrapping gifts have culminated in our celebration of the birth of the Word Made Flesh, the coming of Christ among us.  While the...