The author during her first August in the Hamptons, 1971.
The spiritual connection between the slow rhythm of August and the Sabbath.
Scripture teaches that the Spirit of God was in that still, small voice. But every now and again the Spirit arrives with flapping wings and honking, too. Like that old gray goose.
The lesson for me, as the parent of a middle school child, was to pay closer attention.
The apostle writes his letter to folks who are feeling anxious, worried, insecure, and unsettled. They don’t know what the future holds for their lives, the church, their well-being, their community. Sound familiar?
None of us is free until all of us are free.
Even the weakest faith can give us the strength to move mountains -- or climb them.
Jan. 20, 2011, marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, our nation's first (and still only) Roman Catholic head of state.
For more than 15 years, I didn't go to church (except for lots of visits in my professional capacity). When I was in my early 20s, the Episcopal church I attended regularly split.
Ah, February, the month that is, for those of us in northern climates, the coldest, darkest, and, blessedly, shortest month of the year. It is also the time when, as the St.
"Your plan," God laughs. "Your plan!"
“No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater than central air.” — The demon Azrael in Kevin Smith’s film Dogma
Patience may be a virtue, but it’s definitely not my strong suit. I hate to wait. H-A-T-E it.