new day

My husband loves everything new.  I remember when Apple came out with iTunes.  Andy was all in and had to keep reminding me to buy music digitally.  I was not always as comfortable with new- ideas, products, or ways of being. It took time and life to teach me how empowering and life-giving new and […]

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refresh

When my computer doesn’t work as I want it to, I turn it off and turn it back on again. It is the same with my phone, my printer, and anything that can be turned off and turned back on again. This season of Lent is feeling a little like that for my soul- a […]

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moving forward

“In the beginning, I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.” ― Mary Oliver Life has […]

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nesting place

I am reading the chapter about the Gospel of Luke in Heart and Mind by Alexander Shaia this Advent.  It begins with this poem by David Whyte.  I have read it again and again and can feel it becoming something I start with each day this season. Coleman’s Bed, by David Whyte Make a nesting […]

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practicing for the painful days

As our seasons continue to change, autumn slowly begins to welcome winter and our days get darker, my soul is reminded once again how much growth happens in the dark. Most of us know that dark times eventually bring growth, hope, and gratitude. Usually, these lessons come when the light begins to shine on our […]

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autumn begins

“Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.” ― Joan Chittister This Saturday is the Autumn Equinox, when the sun will move from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern and our days here in the Northern Hemisphere will begin […]

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first roll

My sweet husband gave me a Rolleicord V for my birthday.  I took my youngest daughter out to shoot a test roll.  In honor of her coming out this year, I pairing the images with some of my favorite LGBTQ poets. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde The […]

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