What I got from listening to people’s questions and comments was they are afraid to say the wrong things. The last thing I want is for people to walk on egg shells. That’s no way to live a life and no way to have a relationship. I want you to be free with me as I want to be free with you. A true relationship is when you’re free with each other.
As my friends and family have a wide variety of opinions and beliefs, I knew there would be some people happier about my relationship than others. Some surprised me with just how supportive and happy they were, others surprised me with how horrible they thought it all was.
“Bye-bye Deyah. Bye-bye Deyah.” According to Gil, my one-year old niece went around saying this all day after spending a weekend with her mom and I at a retreat.
Looking around me, I can see that sometimes we get so wrapped up in our business, we lose ourselves. The wind comes, our branches shake, and we forget to grip the earth with the roots God gave us. We don’t remember who we are and why we’re here, we feel ungrounded and become blind to what is most important.
I sat across from Sue at one of my favorite places to eat breakfast – the meal I most enjoy sharing with a friend. Though a work day, Sue had the day off (mostly) and I enjoy… Read More
I am writing you from smack in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. There is at least a foot of snow outside and majestic mountains just beyond the reach of my outstretched fingers. To say we are surrounded… Read More
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(This post was started at home and finished at the airport so it says two days until I leave but I am actually about to board the plane.) “I always thank my God as I remember you in… Read More
This is the paper I wrote for the Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference in Seabeck, Washington. (Now in progress.) The theme is mentoring and eldering and we had to reflect on that topic for 1-2 pages._____________________________ “This… Read More
Instead of posting photos over several days, I put this video together. Thank you all for sharing with me a wonderful, incredible, beautiful year! (And thank you to Adria for giving me this idea and for showing me… Read More