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Dec 08, 2016
Waiting for  a baby in December in a little northern city, with snow falling and the neighborhood Christmas lights twinkling all but perhaps an hour or two of these short winter days, is kind of nice... Read More...
Dec 06, 2016
That's Watch! pray! watch! in Bach's German from the cantata he wrote and that was first perfomed for the second Sunday in Advent in 1716. That year it was December 6. Three hundred years later I... Read More...
Dec 04, 2016
"Charity - giving to the poor - is an essential part of Christian morality.... I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can... Read More...
Dec 03, 2016
Yesterday, while I was setting up James'  play tent and making a mess with the toys in the livingroom with him, my daughter knitted a complex patterned pair of mittens, started on some darling ... Read More...
Dec 02, 2016
  It's raining, and the house smells like cinnamon (my daughter Eliza is baking granola) and the Christmas lights on the stair railing are twinkling and we are waiting for a baby. Tonight I will be... Read More...
Nov 30, 2016
That's what my neighbor Betty says about me sometimes-- "I know you are busy busy busy" and I always say "not really, I just have a lot going on at this moment. Friday I have nothing." Which is sort... Read More...
Nov 27, 2016
"So how do we feed and nourish our spirit, and the spirit of others? First, find a path, and a little light to see by. Then push up your sleeves and start helping. Every single spiritual tradition... Read More...
Nov 23, 2016
Chip and I welcomed James (2) up from his nap a half hour ago. He slept for three hours, mainly because we kept him up too late last night, and then this morning bundled him up and strolled (he... Read More...
Nov 20, 2016
"Reconciliation is holy work. Resistance is too. We need to watch and wait to see what God is calling us to do." — The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies.
Nov 19, 2016
I was just reading that Emily Dickinson called November the Norway of the year. I wish. In lots of ways right now. But, as Nancy Griffith sings, if wishes were changes we'd all be in roses and... Read More...
Nov 15, 2016
So, I am here, and fine, and I apologize if I worried some of you. I had to go to Anchorage right after the election and have just returned. It was kind of interesting speaking to the Alaska... Read More...
Nov 09, 2016
  "Please help me find the good in this.  I'm devastated and terrified about the election results and don't feel strong enough to explain this to 8-year-olds, let alone bring a little girl into the... Read More...
Nov 07, 2016
"I arise this day Blessed by all things, Wings of breath, Delight of eyes, Wonder of whisper,Intimacy of touch, Eternity of soul, Urgency of thought, Miracle of health, Embrace of God. May I live... Read More...
Nov 01, 2016
Our church gave out a list of morning prayers for each day of the final 30 days leading up to the national election. It’s not political, rather designed to help us “ask God for courage and wisdom,... Read More...
Oct 31, 2016
First, some news. If you haven’t heard, there will be a special Haines Borough Assembly meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) in assembly chambers at 3pm to consider this resolution asking for a community wide... Read More...
Oct 30, 2016
A healthy society is one "in which people who orient around religion differently can disagree on some fundamental things and work together on other fundamental things...how do you have a society in... Read More...
Oct 27, 2016
I have been thinking about this line I shared with you from Garrison Keillor a few months back-- and how it resonates so well with both local and national politics right now: "Anger is poison. Meet... Read More...
Oct 25, 2016
This morning I had a note from a reader who recalled a poem I'd shared a while ago about kindness and empathy, that she knew ended with the word "bone", and how she needed to hear it again, but ... Read More...
Oct 17, 2016
Of course all anyone is talking about is the snow-- about a foot at our house-- and how could it have been such a surprise? My friend Leigh said she looked out the window and dropped her morning... Read More...
Oct 16, 2016
From "Angels", a poem by Mary Oliver: "I don't care how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. It's enough to know that for some people they exist, and that they dance." This weekend we... Read More...
Oct 12, 2016
It was 28 degrees this morning. Which means I  have to put the garden to bed. Now. Luckily it's so beautiful out that this is hardly a chore. Especially when I recall all those Octobers when I did... Read More...
Oct 10, 2016
In the women's locker room at the pool this morning at 6:30 there was, as usual, not a whole lot of talk, but enough to make a person feel better for rising early, scraping the frost off the car for... Read More...
Oct 09, 2016
“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to... Read More...
Oct 05, 2016
Dear Haines, Thank you! KHNS NEWS: In the six-way race for two Haines Borough Assembly seats, Heather Lende and Tom Morphet garnered the most votes. Preliminary election results show Lende with 483... Read More...
Oct 03, 2016
  Why did I decide to run for Haines Borough Assembly? As if I don't have enough going on? It's sort of a long story-- My husband and I came to Haines in early 1984 so he could work for the sawmill... Read More...

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