Love

Love

God is love. This Mama who once had to bury her own baby wants to know how we know. I had been told that God is love since I went to Sunday School where a teacher with missing front teeth and a black men’s stocking cap and an old wool coat with mismatched buttons...
Ancient One

Ancient One

During the pandemic, my family has taken to visiting state parks near Madison. In early November, on an unseasonably warm day, we drove out to Devil’s Lake for a picnic and short hike. Along the trail, I stopped to read an informational sign that pointed out that the...
Smeller

Smeller

Smiles. Wrinkled noses. Watering Eyes. Memories. These are just a few of the things that smells can conjure up. They can remind you of a place and time and transport your mind there. They can warn you of impending danger. Smells are powerful, and they evoke reactions....
Silence

Silence

God is silence. Words communicate, but so does silence. Silence can create a space where we are allowed to rest. “My soul in silence waits,” the Psalmist writes. God invites us to God’s presence even when words are absent. Think of those times a friend was willing to...
Breath

Breath

Take a slow, deep breath. Yes, right now. This sentence will be here when you’re done. And another one. We breathe all day long, even when we’re not paying attention to it. Similarly, God is with us all day long, even when we’re not paying attention to God. God is as...
Word

Word

As human beings are wont to do, we often make the mistake of believing that we are the light of the world. And are we really surprised that we are offended by others when they do not believe as we do! Or, perhaps, we stumble when we encounter those who may have a few...