Tarantella at Sea, Pt 2 — Christ in Our Ordinary Storms

I can only imagine the jaw-dropping experience it must have been for the curator and other staff of the New England museum as they stood, the morning after, March 18, 1990, before the empty frame still hanging on the wall. Rembrandt’s 1663 masterpiece, ‘Christ in the Storm’, had been stolen. Searching around on the Internet … Continue reading Tarantella at Sea, Pt 2 — Christ in Our Ordinary Storms

Tarantella at Sea, Pt 1 — Lent Reflections

The older woman sitting to my right was a leader in our church; her manner was pleasant and light-hearted, as usual. "God gave me a picture as I prayed for you this morning," she said. "You were like a small boat with its sails tangled." Once again I was struck by the wondrous realization that … Continue reading Tarantella at Sea, Pt 1 — Lent Reflections

Ordinary Time and Ordinary People

Nancy had been so gentle in the way she commented on my blog post, subtly cautioning me to not hasten on to Lent and  by-pass 'Ordinary Time'. Ordinary Time- the two cycles of days, one between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday, the other between Pentecost and Advent, covers most of the days of our lives, yearly. … Continue reading Ordinary Time and Ordinary People

Bridges Are For Crossing

As a child growing up in Jamaica, I dreaded bridges. My overactive imagination found me holding my breath whenever we went over one of our few but renowned bridges. The historic and indomitable Flat Bridge, the Spanish Town Bridge and the most modern during my childhood, the Causeway Bridge, spring readily to mind. I just … Continue reading Bridges Are For Crossing

The Content of Her Character (Two)

I was not long past posting last week's blog about the reallife, and still living Civil Rights heroine, Ruby Bridges, when it dawned on me that I had left out the co-star in that drama. I am no engineer, but I do believe that if a bridge is going to be built, work needs to … Continue reading The Content of Her Character (Two)

 The Content Of Her Character 

Viewing the YouTube post below of this poised middle-aged African-American woman calmly delivering a TED Talk  in front of a Norman Rockwell painting of herself, supplied me a Modern day heroine to hold up before my children and a commitment to add 'meet Ruby Bridges in person' to my bucket list. If the painting titled … Continue reading  The Content Of Her Character 

Monument By Crater Road

Sitting in our family van, waiting on my husband at the mechanics, in a city with bad memories involving craters, tunnels and noble dead soldiers, I chose to lift my eyes. I saw not mountains but tree tops — city pines determinedly spreading their boughs and asserting their presence over the trash-filled underbrush of roadside … Continue reading Monument By Crater Road

Wholly Family and the Christmas Pack-Away-Blues

Don’t quote me, but I think the idea to marry off our family Christmas tree ornaments came to me the year after I bought the stuffed, Jamaica market-woman ornament. That season after Epiphany, when all the college-aged have gone back, and the other young adults, returned to their various places of transitioning, to life away … Continue reading Wholly Family and the Christmas Pack-Away-Blues

A Christmas Morning Rout

It is true, what they say, that the most important thing about you is what you believe about God, because that will determine what you believe about yourself, and will thus determine your choices, your life journey, your pursuits — the path you take. The first chapter of the book of Romans records that God … Continue reading A Christmas Morning Rout