Thursday, June 23, 2016

Old Testament in Short

This is the reflection on today's scripture readings- 
2 Kings 24:8-17; Matthew 7:21-29 
I just had to share it with someone, so here it is.
"God makes the world good.  People prefer their own way. Sin and pain enter the story.  Brother kills brother.  Rains fall, waters rise.  We start again. Nations scatter and fortify. God befriends Abraham. Abraham's kin move to Egypt and are enslaved.  Rescued by Moses.  Israelites receive God's laws and enter Canaan.  We start again.  Judges rule.  Kings take the throne. Jerusalem becomes God's city. A temple to God is built there. Babylon destroys Jerusalem, the temple and the kingship. Israel is exiled to Babylon, then released. We start again. Always, always. God's people must start again." 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

RIP, My Childhood Friend

We shared much through the decades-
school (French class, for one), pajama parties, monumental life events.

Adieu, mon amie Liz
Your essence lives on in each of us.

Monday, February 2, 2015

My Version of the Traditional "Day Is Done"

Inspired by photos I took of Beaver Island, Michigan 
back in 1998 and by one of the songs by Velma Frye 
on her album "Seven Sacred Pauses", 
I wrote my own verse ala the traditional song
"Day Is Done."

Day is ending, the sun is setting
o’er the lake, o’er the dunes, 
see it fade.
All is sound, safely rest;
God is near.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Art of Remembering: My Younger Brother

Charlie in 5th grade
up front and grinning brightly
happy and friendly

the photo at the left
my brother, cousin and me
blessing those two on All Souls Day

sharing the sweet souls of my brother
and my cousin
with Rebecca's

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nonnie's Observations: The Art of Remembering: Momma

Nonnie's Observations: The Art of Remembering: Momma: Remembering Momma Vivid memories of my momma range from learning to dance at the Moose  to her cooking at the restaurant she owned w...