The Parent

I need to clean my glasses. I have spent the last three days making Christmas happen, and literally every time I have sat still for a minute, I have said to myself, “I need to clean my glasses.” I am the parent, among other things. I am the engine. I am the initiator, the concluder, … More The Parent

In the Dark

God plants seeds at night in the dark. Plenty of time in this season of the year to accomplish this planting. We are the soil – disturbed, restless. Sensing change coming, unable to envision the future. Our task, if we so choose, is to continue our nurturing work for ourselves, for each other, for the … More In the Dark

Mary Knew

Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me?  My hour has not yet come.”  His mother said to the servants, “Do … More Mary Knew