Now v. Then

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been struggling recently (again, again) with the huge and yawning gap between who I am and who I want to be. And the difficulty isn’t just about those nice spiritual characteristics one wants to have to be a ‘good’ person, but everything – everything… including the seeming impossibility of any path … Continue reading Now v. Then

The profound gift of life

Confession: I’ve been binge-ish-watching a TV series the last couple of weeks, which I’ve obviously become addicted to, with full knowledge! I’ve watched two seasons – the 22-episode kind. I do this, sometimes, with good things. Stories are especially dangerous; they provide such a complete world, with well-drawn characters you can come to love and … Continue reading The profound gift of life


She felt herself inadequate,clumsy, unable to succeed;always making wrong steps, saying wrong things;not being who she wanted to be. “If thou canst do any thing…”,she pleaded with the Lord;and He did every thing:slowly, quietly, in a wayshe couldn’t see. His power and graceseeped down through her lifeand gathered in her soullike water through soil. Her … Continue reading Becoming