Have I ever really been ambitious or singular about one particular thing in my life? That's the question I'm walking around with this morning. Also, what has been/is my ambition? And does it align at all to my place in a capitalistic society? For years I was a teacher. While I would say I had … Continue reading What is ambition, really?
Are you a poet or a philosopher? | Pentecost Message
Good morning. My name is Elizabeth, and I am happy to bring you the message this morning. When the pastor asked me to speak this morning, I was excited, and maybe a little nervous. As a practicing teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages and amateur linguist, the story of Pentecost has always been … Continue reading Are you a poet or a philosopher? | Pentecost Message
Making peace with Mother’s Day
Earlier this week, my husband made the decision that we were not going to church today. I was totally on board with this, and very happy that I did not have to make the decision and the argument to go along with it. It's not that we hate church; it's just that the church in … Continue reading Making peace with Mother’s Day
“Good riddance, 2020.”
I think so many people across God's green earth would agree with the sentiment of "Good riddance, 2020." "Peace out." "Fuck off." "Don't let the door hit you on the way out." Twenty-twenty was a year. And damn, does it feel good to be about three weeks away from it, to have 2020 growing smaller … Continue reading “Good riddance, 2020.”
Coping through COVID
Every day seems like a new opportunity to observe, rework, and rewire the workings of my mind. When there is so much changing and the change doesn't seem to quit, it can feel like a daily attack to my human brain that likes to predict everything. "Taking things day by day" hits a little too … Continue reading Coping through COVID
Time and space
I'm beginning to think that sleeping in is overrated. Not only is there science to back this up (REM cycles and all that) but I feel so much more at ease in the mornings if I give myself more time to wake up, enjoy coffee, and read a bit. On days like today, I'm promised … Continue reading Time and space
The Day After
Long have I despised the day after Christmas. All the hype, expectation, and anticipation ends even before midnight on Christmas, because soon we understand that the magic of the season is over. This is the attitude about the days following Christmas I grew up with. Often as a family we would take down and put … Continue reading The Day After
Today I just had a feeling that it was going to be a weird day, a sign. Usually when I experience this, I do in fact have a weird day. I waited for a call for school to be cancelled due to the impending Nor'easter bound for the East Coast. No call came. Some schools … Continue reading Signs
Yoga made me cry.
As I was standing in the last tadasana of my practice with hands at heart center, it hit me how actually close to my heart I had become. In the third floor 'bonus room' of our new beautiful house, with windows open and sweat (or humidity) dripping off my body, I realized that more unity … Continue reading Yoga made me cry.
A bigger promise
I have failed miserably at writing here every day. But I do that some thoughts that have emanated from my daily devotional on the YouVersion Bible App. The current plan I'm going through now with a friend is all about devotions that speak to real-life. Really, that's what I look for in any devotion. But … Continue reading A bigger promise
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