The Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross

A Valley and a Hill One Good Friday holy habit is to meander slowly by The Stations of the Cross which depict Jesus’ last hours.   In the center of San Luis, Colorado’s oldest town, a mesa rises above the vast valley, offering a poignant climb to Calvary.   La Mesa de la Piedad y de...

Answering the Question

Answering the Question

  Squirming came easy. Whether I was squished between my two younger sisters in the middle seat or stretched out on top of lumpy suitcases lining the rear compartment of the wood-paneled station wagon, finding a comfortable position required squirming creativity. * With windows rolled down...

Keeping Your O

Keeping Your O

I’m one who savors the season of Advent and Christmas. I love the quiet holiness that can accompany this season. I delight in the many hymns of Christmas. This morning, when I rolled out of bed, I was humming the tune to O Come, O Come Emmanuel.   “O Come, Thou Wisdom, from on high, And...

Stretched to the Shape of A Writer

Stretched to the Shape of A Writer

I have a confession to make. I love to read. That’s probably no surprise, if you know me. But here’s the thing. Sometimes: I read about running…instead of running. I read about eating healthy…instead of eating healthy. I read about praying…instead of praying. I read about writing…instead of...

A-Mazing Daze of Play

A-Mazing Daze of Play

Play: to engage in sport or recreation: FROLIC ******* Walk past any playground and you will see a choice to be made. An empty bench says, “Sit here. Observe.” An empty playground says, “Come here. Enjoy.” The choosers are easily distinguished on such grounds: onlookers and partakers. Onlookers...

Attentive

Attentive

  at·ten·tive –adjective  \ə-ˈten-tiv\ : mindful, observant : heedful of the comfort of others: solicitious __________ As a child, summer reading was my favorite activity. Yes, I was that child. The one checking out the absolute maximum number of library books allowed. The one secretly...

Pursued by the Word

Pursued by the Word

Blessed Lord, who has caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which...

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