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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 …Read More

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 …Read More

“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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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, …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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, …Read More

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 …Read More