Doing Lent

“What are you doing for Lent?”,  someone asked me the other day.  I replied, “Nothing”. I tried for several years to “do” something for Lent. Some years I tried giving something up. We give up something as an act of solidarity, as an act that remembers Jesus’s suffering. But, honestly, giving up chocolate or candy […]

Saving My Life

“Come tell us what is saving your life right now?” Barbara Brown Taylor in her book, An Altar in the World, tells of being asked this question. It is a question I think about. What is saving my life right now? I have to say between our national life and the cloudy winter, most days I […]


Several years ago I made the only New Year’s resolution I ever kept- to stop making New Year’s resolutions. That resolution made life much simpler. I’m old enough to know the things I need to do and honestly, I don’t need to put more  pressure on myself. A year or two ago, I had begun […]