Living Good News

Mondays are for counting thanks to 1000 and beyond… One of my church’s missionaries, Carl, told a story about the healing impact of the Gospel that ...

Creating Space for Beauty

I’ve found that experiencing beauty as a regular part of my day requires cultivating a welcoming space: physical space, such as having a special area to d...

Friday Florilegium

I’ve listened to and sung this hymn for years, but recently, it finally took up residence in that deep space of my heart where only a few songs gain entra...

Lenten Joy

In the Celtic tradition, Philip Newell speaks of “listening to the heartbeat of God.”  John, the Beloved Disciple, heard the human blood pumping thr...

Cup Overflowing

Continuing to count all that I am grateful for… 385. Leading the retreat, Cup Overflowing: Joy as a Lenten Practice, for an amazing and wonderful group of...

Friday Florilegium

As the birds build nests, as the furry catkins bud on the willow, new bright green leaves open in the sunniest places, and cherry blossoms begin to pink-tinge t...

Living Joyfully for Advent

2020 Celtic Advent Calender here. For each day, from now until Epiphany, I’ve thought of one thing I can do to practice joy and gratitude, and to give lov...

Luke 6:45

(I’m joining with Ann Voscamp’s Walk with Him Wednesday  blogging community and sharing about a scripture verse I’ve memorized.) I’d alw...