New Life

OMG, how You capture my delight! One day at a time, You bring me new pleasures, new vistas Another day in paradise, unfolding before me Even the moments when my heart contracts, I see You And Your hand in the beauty that is Everything You bring me Whatever It Is, It’s You…I always say. Whatever.…

Confusion…

--  Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Confusion is that place between adventures." Oh, yes. While it can feel difficult and our journey harder when in times of confusion, there is a space where one can see with lucidity...in the most difficult of circumstances. Going through my own changes at this moment, I sat this morning at…

Teachers…

Teachers are everywhere. I have learned unforgettable things from the Beings in the forest, from Those who have graced my home as "pets," from other human beings, and from experiences that have come and gone.  All have left memories and understandings etched into my soul. I have also learned much from souls who were previously…

Morning Re-Membering…

 This is my morning meditation today as I re-member myself to God through time spent in the wee hours alone...reminding myself that my mind needs to hum with the song of God as it's non-stop background, in order to stay open and present amidst the whir and blur of daily living. Without this, it is…

Midland Lutheran College Alumni Choir

* * * * * * *Hello to my many extended family members through the choirs at Midland Lutheran College. It was such a blessing to see and hear you all again at the Midland Lutheran College Alumni Choir Reunion in April of 2008! I cannot express the depths to which your singing touched my…

40 days and 40 nights…

* * * * * * *There's something in many of the holy scriptures about 40 days...it is a common theme across cultures and religions. In the Sikh faith, 40 days are used for spiritual practice and to implement consciousness shifts. Many Masters have done their own forms of spiritual practice for that amount of…

Making Pearls…

A very dear friend of mine wrote to me today asking for help. She's in a place in her life right now where she is questioning everything, feeling irritated, and not knowing what to do. Perhaps my response to her may somehow be helpful to someone else. Here it is:_______My Dear Friend...I can't tell you…

Spirit of Peace

Something within the music of Snatam Kaur captured my heart the very first time I heard her sing. The lilting melodies and angelic chanting lifted my soul to reverie and God-bliss, leaving me wanting to know more about the young white woman in a turban who was able to move me so. Questions crossed my…

Simple Little Things

I returned to Fremont, NE five years ago to watch my dad direct the alumni choir at Midland Lutheran College, where he worked for so long. They sang for Baccalaureate. It was the first time I had returned there in 25 years.I just cried and cried, as I understood how the deep love for God…