Faith like a dill seed?

Faith, the size of a dill seed. What might it mean to have faith the size of a dill seed? “Plant a little dill one year, let it go to seed, and you will have dill in your garden year after year,” my step mom said as we worked in the garden when I was a kid. I know the...

Growing faith in challenging situations

The roses are in bloom in our yard. These varieties are hardy in our zone 2 yard and have survived a great deal of freedom to live without much interference. Some of our other roses haven’t made it through the hard winters, but these ones seem to like it here. These...

Observing Birthdays and Anniversaries — A Family Grief Video

Over the last few weeks we have honored the anniversaries of birth-days and death-days of many people we care about. We know there are more to come. We don’t get too caught up in those anniversaries, but if we don’t acknowledge them, they can actually catch us...

How to Make Watermelon Cake

We are celebrating Pentecost today! Today, Sunday, May 31, marks the end of the liturgical season of Easter and the beginning of Common Time, the time for all things growing. I always notice the wind moving on this day. It always seems like a physical representation...

Mistakes, shame and recovering

It was a warm day several years ago when I set the car keys on the side steps of our house. Then, without engaging my brain, I tucked them into a basket in the top of the closet. A few days later, when my Dad arrived back from his business travel, his keys were no...

Praying with Mandalas

I’m practicing praying with mandalas. And I’m noticing the basic circular shape everywhere. One of the things I love about the option of praying with a mandala is that everything belongs. Everything can become a way to grow our experience of being loved by the Divine...