Good-bye, Lucy

While I was in Sicily with my husband my first and favorite medium format camera, a Mamiya 645, jammed.  I brought it home and hoped it was something simple and something that could be fixed.  I received the official word yesterday that she is not repairable. When I first received her I named her Lucy.  […]

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favorites change

When talking about what to share this month, Melissa and I decided on our favorite poem.   I was relieved to have an easier prompt since our post was due in the middle of so much holiday busyness.  However, it has been so hard to pick one single poem.  First, my favorite changes depending on my […]

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red

We decided to change our normal 5 on 5 blogroll this month. While we usually look back and find our five favorite images, we decided to find red in the month of October.    I went through my Iceland film images and found little pops of red. It was an interesting practice to back and look […]

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hope quote

Thomas Merton has a hope quote that I love.  I could remember part of it, but not the whole quote. It was driving me crazy.  I knew it was in No Man Is an Island, but I could not remember where. I searched the Hope chapter again and again, without any luck.  I gave up […]

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simple prayers

At the beginning and end of my personal prayer time, my time with directees, and when I am facilitating group spiritual direction, I pray the same two prayers.  I am sure I have posted them on my blog before, but they seem to be just the prayers my heart is needing these days.  They are […]

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gift of freedom

Walter Brueggemann is an incredible theologian and writer.  My teacher gave me this poem last weekend and I keep going back to it. May it bless you as it has blessed me. We would as soon you were stable and reliable. We would as soon you were predictable and always the same toward us. We […]

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10 0n 10: April

My oldest daughter, Kyle, is a very busy girl.  She is in her last year of college. She works as an art teacher.  She has an active social life.  While I don’t see her often during the day, she is my morning workout partner.  Every once in a while, she has a few hours during […]

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