July 29, 2020

  Powerful images, like words, can inspire thoughts, memories and emotions to guide us during our spiritual journeys.This week we offer two provocative images that invite your reflections: a single candle in a window and a beautifullydecorated old bike.What do...
July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020

Thirsty Melanie Kyer   Hiking an unfamiliar path, I stare at the parched ground and realize: I am thirsty, too. So thirsty.   I am thirsty for a hug from a friend, Thirsty for a room of voices raised in song, Thirsty for a high five from a kid who’s scored a...

July 15, 2020

Lost and Found in Louisiana Barbara Kautz   It was day 44 of my 58-day cross country bike trip and I had had it. Two days earlier someone had bombed the Boston Marathon. Although everyone I knew who had been at the finish line was safe, I hated being 1200 miles...
July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

Image: Sudie Blanchard The Old Stone Wall Sudie Blanchard   I’ve been walking this old country road for nearly 50 years. The stone wall beside the road has been here longer than that. It hasn’t changed. Season by season, the trees and underbrush have grown around it....

June 30, 2020

Image: Barbara Ryther Molting Poem Barbara Diamond   I cannot feel my skin and hair fall off, But all of us are crumbling creatures still. Consider now the crab, the snake, the frog, The lobster, lizard, goldfinch, bighorn sheep.   All molt their outer layers to grow...