March 13, 2012
A Lenten Labyrinth Workshop
facilitated by Jeanie Miley
Saturday, March 24, 2012
River Oaks Baptist Church
Workshop will include an informational lecture about the history of the labyrinth, prep...
Saturday, December 23, 2011
Let there be light, God said...
speaking into the darkness and the void....
and Light was born.
And so it was that the Spirit of God
hovered over the darkness of deep win...
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Today I received another e-mail about the "War on Christmas."
I'm not sure what the sender (who is a stranger to me)(who got my address from someone else's list) wanted me to do, but the whole thing reminded me that my dad us...
Saturday, December 11, 2011
To tell the unvarnished truth, I almost can't stand taking part in a tradition that has lost its energy. Doing something just because it's always been done or because it's your duty is like chewing the proverbia...
Saturday, December 3, 2011
When I was a child, my father showed me how plants turn toward the light. He explained to me how living things need light while he taught me that I should turn my indoor plants regularly so that they would be well-shaped a...
Many of you have asked about the publication date of my new book, Joint Venture: Practical Spirituality for Everyday Pilgrims.
The book is now in the warehouse and can be purchased through amazon.com. (http://www.amazon.com)
It will also be avai...
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Today's column from the San Angelo Standard Times can be found here:
March 12, 2011
My column for last week meanders around the idea that within a difficulty that I cannot change there is also the possibility of freedom from that difficulty or freedom within the difficulty. It's all about letting go.
Here's a live link...
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Today's Growing Edges column is about lamenting our losses as an alternative to whining, complaining, belly-aching or moping. It can be accessed here: http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/18/lamenting-is-the-proper-way-t...
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Today's Growing Edges column from the San Angelo Standard Times can be accessed here: http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2011/feb/11/a-grandmothers-special-power-knitting-with-love/...
September 24, 2010 -- "Loving a Child Aids the Giver and Receiver"
I don’t like giving up on people.
I’m such an idealist and eternal optimist that I always hold out hope and keep on believing in someone. I do that because it’s who I am. I do it because it’s part of my spiritual and religious belief system. I ke...
For those of you who have asked how to access my column, here's the link to this week's Growing Edges.
For those of you who have asked to read the column on Haiti...
January 1, 2010
New Year's Musings
I love the feel of a brand new year, a new week, a new morning. I even love Monday mornings when a whole new week of opportunities stretches out before me.
As my life seems to speed faster and faster through the mo...
Friday, December 25, 2009
Our youngest daughter Amy was two-and-a-half when we purchased the Nativity set that would become a focal point of our family's Advent and Christmas celebration throughout the girls' growing-up years. We made...
December 24, 2009
Advent Musing - Day 26
Call to Worship -- Christmas Eve Service
River Oakes Baptist Church
We gather together again in this sacred space....
We who have joined the ancients in crying out,
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel....
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Advent Musing -- Day 25
Wrapping the small drum for my almost-three-year-old grandson Dylan, I smile, thinking about how his favorite song is "Little Drummer Boy". He especially likes the "pa rum pum pum pum" part. That ...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Advent Musing -- Day 24
"Beneath the angel-strain have rolled two thousand years of wrong; and man, at war with man, hears not the love-song which they bring."
I have been singing "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" all of my l...
Monday, December 21, 2009
Advent Musing -- Day 23
While I cooked for a Christmas party, I put a stack of Christmas CDs in the CD player and hummed along. (Yes, I have an iPod, but I also have this fabulous collection of Christmas CDs!) Suddenly, my ...
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Advent Musing -- Day 22
"The night is always darkest right before the dawn," my father said, a lot.
Looking back, I think he must have had life experience that had taught him that. He was always an optimist, but now I know...