Monday, November 02, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
So last weekend we went "camping" (Is it considered camping if you're in a cabin?) with some church family. This is our third time with them and our hundredth time in our happy place in upstate New York. It was sooooooo needed. I had no idea how much I needed to get away. We were away from TV, internet and all negative distractions.
We visited just a few weeks before the trees would burst with color. Summer was hanging on by a thread and the Autumn cool would nudge its way in at night.
Before we knew it the weekend ended and the sad pack-up began early on the last day. I went into town early for some fresh bagels for breakfast...no cooking, greasy clean-up or waiting for grills to cool down. We sat down to an assortment of bagels and cream cheese and butter, fruit, coffee cake, orange juice and apple danishes.
Saturday, September 05, 2020
Strange times we are living in.
Death to our bodies
Death to our Humanity
Death to our very souls
...and what is left?
What is left after all that?
What is there after being stripped, and left with raw skin and heart exposed.
In the swirling darkness of sadness and despair, hate, fear and despondency...There is a NOTHING that swallows us and destroys us until we're part of that swirling seething emptiness.
I have to keep reminding myself...
There is HOPE
There is healing
There is Kindness
There is LOVE
There is disagreement without Violence
There is beauty
There is God
And once we can seek and see and feel that
Then those who would rather we hate and hurt will have no power
and maybe we can heal, forgive, and start again.
we can put down that stone and dare not cross that line.
and we can encourage others to do the same
God please help us
It can be done
Let us try