Words to build by

Have you ever lived in a house that was getting a new roof? For the last two weeks the rhythmic pounding of the roofers started each morning by 8am. On occasion an exceptionally loud bang would startle me. Today is Sunday and I am happy to be able to hear the ticking...

The Olive Tree

Long ago there was a monk who needed olive oil, so he planted a small olive tree. After he planted it, he prayed, “Lord, please send gentle showers. My tree needs water so its tender roots will drink and grow.” And the Lord sent gentle showers. The monk prayed...

COVID-19 GRIEF

“Why can’t I sleep?” “Where are my glasses?” “Why can’t I focus?” “Where did I put my keys?” If lately you have been asking these questions and more, the reason may be unrecognized grief. Yes, grief. COVID-19 has triggered the grief response in us: We are having...

Count your blessings

The author, Thomas Fuller, once wrote that the darkest hour was just before dawn. Just as the sun sets and rises on each new day, so are we confronted with different ‘nights’ in our lives. Sometimes they’re small. Maybe someone cut us off in traffic when we were...

Lessons from Madelyn

by Rosa Fini-Sullivan, MD Some places reflect eternity easily. Perhaps you have a special place where your heart can shed the layers of this world. A place where you go apart, to tune in, to open the heart’s door. A place where you are able to be still, to await...

Save the Bahamas

I woke up to this reading on Tuesday morning, after going to sleep the night before with images of destruction in the Bahamas etched in my mind. “Concerning times and seasons, brothers and sisters, you have no need for anything to be written for you. For you...

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