CALLED TO ACTION

On all sides, I hear myself being summoned to take action, to do something to change the course of our nation, to change wrong-headed decisions being made, to change the course of my community, my church, my world, my individual life.  Some days it seems as if...

LOOKING UP

One of the articles I read in the days following the recent solar eclipse commented on the novelty of looking upward, spending time noticing the sky.  I found myself recalling how quickly my neck muscles cramped as I watched the eclipse, a testimony to the rarity with...

LIFESORTING, PART TWO

Along with sorting all the material stuff of my life as part of a transition, I find myself also sorting through emotional and spiritual stuff—and I see just as much evidence of dust and lack of use among that “stuff” as I do when I sort the things, the objects and...

SPIRITUAL SORTING

As I transition to a new chapter in my life, I am presently spending time sorting all the stuff that constituted the previous life chapter, boxes of files brought home from my office, shelves where household items have accumulated, closets filled with clothes I seldom...

What I Didn’t Get

A book I sometimes use for writing prompts includes an exercise in which one is invited to write about experiences from, say, sixth grade–but to include what did not happen that year, what one did not learn, what was missing from a typical sixth grade experience...