Do you ever get overwhelmed by stuff? I do. And just the evening before, I had gathered all of my daughter’s favorite tea bags and consolidated them into one box. It would reduce the number of boxes on the shelf, and that always feels good, to be organized and simplified. So there I was, standing […]
One especially foggy December morning, my friend Nanc’ and I boarded an Amtrak train for a little “girl” time and Christmas shopping in Chicago. There is something magical . . .
My grandson, Eliot, and I were skyping and he could see my hands were busy. What, he wondered, I was doing.“I’m crocheting a blanket for friends who just got married,” I answered. After a 3 second pause, Eliot said, “Ama? You know the blanket you made when I was a baby?” (He is 4.5 and […]
Reclaiming Time as the Backdrop to Spiritual Transformation By Tyler Blanski, author of When Donkeys Talk: Rediscovering the Mystery and Wonder of Christianity (Zondervan, 2012) and Mud & Poetry: Love, Sex, and the Sacred (Upper Room Books, 2010). www.TylerBlanski.com When cracking open fortune cookies, I used to hope I’d read something like: “Christianity is not […]