Wrapped in love

On Tuesday night, my spirituality group presented our first completed prayer shawl to a group member who has been dealing with the death of one loved one and coping with the illness of another. Given that her family members live in other parts of the country, Kris will miss a month of meetings. We wanted her…

Calling the circle

Having a gym membership doesn’t make you fit. Going to a garage doesn’t make you a car. Attending church doesn’t make you religious. For many people, religion is a significant aspect of their identity,  representing the group with which they feel kinship and the people with whom they spend time. Religion can provide a path that helps…

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.: A midsummer morning’s dream

Maybe it’s the influence of reading Gothic literature during the first week of summer school… Or a byproduct of wandering streets in a quirky, historical town… Or perhaps, the after-effects of completing a circuit on the labyrinth (it was at a divinity school, after all)… I’ll give my granddaughters credit. Their beliefs have cast a spell,…

Pausing to remember who we are

Why would anyone need to take time out to figure out who they are. How silly. Of course, I know who I am. My wallet has a military ID card and VA driver’s license and if needed, I can produce a passport for identification. TSA certainly wouldn’t let me through airport security, if my documents…