Fathers

A few months ago, when my son came to pick up his nine year old daughter after a sleepover at our place, she ran and jumped into his arms and exclaimed with joy and excitement, “Daddy!” The mutual love was apparent and heartwarming. In that moment, I felt both happy and sad. So happy that…

Snottin’ and Ballin’

Yesterday, on a beautiful, sunny morning, a small group of Liz Feltham’s family and friends gathered to bear witness as her husband spread her ashes in a place she loved. Later that day, a larger group gathered in a friends home, to share stories, to hear Amazing Grace played on the bagpipes, and to raise…

Neglected Beauty

Normally, by this time of the year I have spent HOURS in my garden beds. Weeding. Mulching. Trimming. They have become us much a part of spring as getting the deck furniture out, having the first drink on it and the first bonfire of the season. This year, between horrible spring weather and a heavier…

War for the Planet of the Apes

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen it and plan to, don’t read any further. I was a big fan of the original Planet of the Apes from the sixties, so when my husband suggested we go see War for the Planet of the Apes, I readily agreed, despite not seeing Dawn of the Planet of…

Belong, Believe, Behave

What a week! Another star story! (Members of the Riverview congregation have been sharing stories of how their ‘star word’ from last year had an impact on their lives) Presidential inauguration of someone whose statements put him in opposition to what Jesus said was important. Marches across and around the world…Millions of people coming together in…