Ann’s Fountain: Poem written at Laity Lodge, 2011

Ann’s Fountain: Poem written at Laity Lodge, 2011

Artist’s Retreat, 2011. Ian Cron asked us to go experience water and come back in about twenty minutes. This happened. It’s taken me six years to share it. ANN’S FOUNTAIN Go to water, he says. Listen to the water. Look at the water. I go to the fountain by...
Some Thoughts on Hope and Mary

Some Thoughts on Hope and Mary

We hope. We don’t have to give up hope but sometimes our hopes have to change. Mary probably hoped to marry Joseph, have some children and have a quiet life in Nazareth. That changed when the angel Gabriel shared the news with her about Jesus.  After that she may have...
Deliverance – A painting

Deliverance – A painting

A cancer patient shared a dream with me. He said he was in bed asleep next to his wife when he became aware that the bed had turned into quicksand and he felt himself sinking. Just as he was about to take his last breath before drowning, a bird came down and lifted...
What I Know

What I Know

There is a sense in which everything important that I know, I know because of Lew and Judson: Because of my sons I know pain and joy I know the fellowship of suffering and the comradeship of advocacy I know to appreciate typical childhood development I know that...