Ritual grounds us. It connects us to the familiar and to the Loving Spirit. In those moments when we are participating in ritual, we may become aware of the blessings, the surprises, the wonders and joys, the callings given to us. I invite you to join me in the Ritual of Holy Communion Online.


Have you ever realized how much easier it is to rejoice when you are noticing the positives in life, like loving acts, smiles, beauty, simple kindness? Today, I light the Advent Candle of Love and the AdventWord for today is Rejoice. I knew Love was the theme for this week, so I had been ponderingContinue reading “LOVE IS ALL AROUND: REJOICE!”

HOPE IS HERE! 10.29.2020

Beginning the preparations for Christmas! I had a lot of work to do to just get started. I could no longer ignore the piles of clothes from where my closet rod had ripped from the wall. Figuring out what to do with them meant getting rid of some things and moving many others and creatingContinue reading “HOPE IS HERE! 10.29.2020”


Have you ever tried smiling before answering the telephone? I taught a class online where this was one of the given assignments. I am not crazy about talking on the phone, so I was amazed how much better I felt when I tried it. Various sources share that being thankful and kind, using our strengths,Continue reading “WHY BE THANKFUL?”


My grandson’s school is practicing for a Thanksgiving meal today. Everyone was assigned something to bring. They will sit down together, practice their manners, and they will learn about Thanksgiving. It seems to me that it is good to practice calming down, knowing that we are loved, and being able to focus on a biggerContinue reading “THANKSGIVING PREPARATION 11.19.2020”


I have heard that anything that is worth your time, takes time. My grandson gets up in the morning saying, “I haven’t had breakfast yet.” I tell him I can only do one thing at a time, and fixing him breakfast is not first on our list. He will have to wait. Are we readyContinue reading “IN FOR THE LONG HAUL”