Category: Ponderings

Ground Zero

It started at ground zero. A microscopic organism caused havoc on an entire planet and shut down the World in the physical realm. It made us worry, fear, retreat, and isolate. What might God do, if we became truly infected with His love? What…

Of Monsters and Beasts

I came in the house carried food from afar Like women of old, who shopped at bazaars. Was tired and beat from reading the signs, From standing on blue tape and waiting in lines. “How was it?” my hubs and all the kids asked….

She Much Rather …

The pastor gave the final blessing over the congregation from an empty stage. He looked down at his guitar as he strummed a few soft chords and prayed. He was a gentle musician and an honest preacher. “Love people and love God!” He’d say….

Of Death and Celebration

I grew up in a village in southwest Germany. My childhood was filled with Catholic traditions and celebrations. A small church, and the graveyard that surrounded it, were the center of the town in every way. After mass we stopped and prayed at the…

Wordless Conversations

When I walked my old trail today, I heard the stranger. Not his words, but in what he left for me to find. It’s been months since our last wordless chat. We stopped leaving messages after the snow fell and covered all the things…

THE SOUND of Life’s Unspeakable Beauty

I read it in German first. It blew me away. Now it’s finally translated into English. THE SOUND of LIFE’S UNSPEAKABLE BEAUTY  by  Martin Schleske  It is stunningly and elegantly written. Martin’s words touch the heart and soul deeply. His love for God, his…

A (COVID19) Prayer

Gracious and Loving Father,  While we feel trapped in our homes, help us to see that we are trapped by sins and free in Christ. While we look at our screens and feel helpless, help us to look out the window and see your…

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