Courage for Resurrection

The seeds of my reflection this morning were sown by an article entitled An Upside Down Easter Meditation by Parker Palmer. You can find it here. I attended the funeral of a young woman Thursday afternoon, a good friend of my daughter-in-law and my oldest granddaughter’s godmother. Beth was 39 when she died… she had had breast…

A Woman’s Place?

  As a young woman and mother I was careful to raise my son to be both nurturing and adventurous. He got dolls as well as trucks. He wore the rainbow of colours, not just ‘boys’ colours. His father shared equally in household chores and childcare. This was the mid-seventies; the woman’s movement had inspired me to dream of…

The Empty Places

As I thought about the gospel reading this week, last week’s Lenten Study came to mind. It was focused on Fear and Courage. Janice MacLean, a United Church minister, with an on-line ministry called The Prayer Bench, encourages us to make a friend of fear. In one of the Practices of Releasing sessions, She writes this:…

Sun & Sea & Sky

It was the first day of my three month sabbatical and seemed like the perfect opportunity to connect with other women outside of my church, to spend time outdoors in a beautiful setting, and to stretch my comfort zone by drumming.   Heather Pentz was the retreat leader; I met her when she drummed for You…