Fellowship of Saints and Sinners
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This evening a whole gaggle of Canadian geese were crossing the last 200 yards of narrow road leading to the monastery retreat house. As usual I’d been in a hurry and was running late to catch dinner and a room […]

Every once in a while I come across a passage in the Bible that makes me want to cringe. That was the case yesterday reading 1 John 2: “If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not […]

“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.” – Step 1, The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous “R” is for “Recognize.” It’s so basic it may sound obvious — but the obvious isn’t always […]

Happy New Year! Over the years I’ve stopped making ambitious resolutions at this time of the year, since I manage to break most of them by the second week of January … but I am resolving to up my presence […]

Yesterday I visited my daughter’s kindergarten class to present our family’s “holiday traditions” at this time of year. A small circle of 14 eager five and six-year-olds sat cross-legged on the floor as my daughter Sam and I, on stools, […]

At the risk of beating a dead horse — can anyone help me understand where that awful expression comes from, by the way? — this piece takes a new angle on the whole Ashley Madison scandal. What does an eye-opening […]

Within a few hours of its appearance here at this intersection between God and life, my last post on the Ashley Madison scandal had a total of one share. “It must’ve been something I said,” I told my husband later […]

For those of us saints and sinners who even remotely have been following last week’s Ashley Madison scandal, I can think of at least three lessons it offers (and you may have more, in which case feel free to leave […]

Good Friday is like last night’s mindful hot yoga class. It was my first, so I had gone with some trepidation. I hadn’t known what to wear, for one thing, so I put on my only pair of light Spandex, […]

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available […]