“Bye-Bye Deyah!”

“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.

Finding My Roots

Andrew Lesnie

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.

Better In Person

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 a flexible work schedule. Still, I was deeply grateful for the gift of time with my friend as we had both been going through very hands-on lessons of how short life can be and we appreciated having each other there.

   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

The Greatest Gifts of All

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

Tis the Season

Christmas… I wonder what emotions that word brings up for you? Are you filled with joy? Tears? Wonder? Stress? Perhaps all four? One of the classic pictures of Christmas for me is people visiting each other, perhaps sharing cookies… Read More

Being Held

(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

An Exchange of Colors

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

The Gifts of 2009!!!

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

Birthday Celebrations

Here they are at last, pictures from my birthday celebrations. Thank you to each and every one of you who made my birthday so special. With all of you, my life is truly overflowing with riches immeasurable. I… Read More

What is Truly Precious

The last few months I have been thinking how rich my life is with such beautiful friends. Life and what it is worth is not found in money or possessions but in love. As the musical Rent proclaims,… Read More