“Roots hold me close; wings set me free”

Yesterday as I was sitting by the lake with my dog on this chilly, but sunny fall day with the wind blowing through the few trees surrounding us and casting ripples upon the water, I was reminded of a favorite poem or hymn from the Unitarian faith tradition, “Spirit of Life” by Carolyn McDade. SpiritContinue reading ““Roots hold me close; wings set me free””

Pure and simple…

“Pure and simple and nothing else…” that is what came up at the very bottom of the definition when I clicked “Look up” on the word “pure” in something I was reading on my iPad.  I love that idea!  Pure and simple joy Pure and simple love Pure and simple truth And the list goesContinue reading “Pure and simple…”

“The joy that none can take away”

I just returned from two weeks at a summer camp, where I served as a Christian Science Practitioner to a group of 34 teenage junior leaders, and nine staff members.  This means I had the privilege of supporting the spiritual growth and development of the group as well as supporting Christian healing… and healings wereContinue reading ““The joy that none can take away””

Soccer breaks through barriers

FIFA World Cup soccer (or football as most of the world calls it) is one of my favorite events and I look forward to it every four years.  This year, while I was telling my five-year old nephew about it, I pulled out an old atlas and found a map of the world.  I showedContinue reading “Soccer breaks through barriers”