Waiting in Joyful Hope

This week, we are privileged to have Jocelyn Collen be our guest blogger with an Advent Reflection. This Advent, more than ever before, I am being invited to wait. I have felt that my entire life thus far is about WAITING. We wait for Christmas break, we wait for summer vacation, we wait in traffic,…

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Fulfilling our basic human desire for unconditional love is why most people get dogs!  No matter what stress or hardship happened during the day, coming home to a living being that is just beside himself with joy at my arrival can’t help but lift my spirits.  Of course, my dog sometimes is too busy to…

What do you stand for?

There is physical courage, like a firefighter rescuing a person from a burning building or a soldier jumping on a grenade to save comrades. We applaud these selfless actions and sometimes express our gratitude and admiration with awards. There are others who act based on their convictions, who are sometimes recognized for their audacity to buck…

Full moon croning

Now in its sixth year of meeting, my spirituality group tries to retreat annually for renewal and replenishment . This past weekend in the Northern Neck area along the Potomac, 13 members managed to attend portions of the four day event. With a theme of “food for the journey”, the weekend was a feast for body, mind and spirit. The idea germinated when Ginny proposed…