Just Right: Gibbs Gardens Day Trip

    When I plan a day trip, I try to choose the day with perfect weather. . . . you know, as if Goldilocks were planning - not too hot, not too cold. . . . just right. Well, my trip to Gibbs Gardens did have some just right - along with a fair amount … Continue reading Just Right: Gibbs Gardens Day Trip

Mother’s Day Reflections

My mother never wanted to be called "Mother." She was always "Mama."  I think she thought "Mother" sounded pretentious - and that's one thing that she was not. Her father owned a store in a small town near Augusta, one that he lost during the Depression.  When I'd tease her that she was "small town … Continue reading Mother’s Day Reflections


Soulful people temper our tantrums by their calm, lessen our urgency by their peace, exhibit a world of options and alternatives when all the conversation turns into dualistic bickering. - Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life I was struck by nearly every sentence of our reading in our centering prayer group … Continue reading Betweenness