Praying for families with Incarcerated Loved Ones

A few winters back my husband assisted with an overnight shelter at Virginia Wesleyan College for the homeless in Virginia Beach.  He had the simple task of visiting with the guests – men who had come for a hot meal and to seek refuge from the cold. One particular individual relaying bits and pieces of his story indicated that he was originally from the Mississippi Delta. Excited to make this connection, my husband shared that his wife (that’s me) was also from the Delta. And then he went on to ask the next, most obvious question, “Where in the Delta?” Continue reading “Praying for families with Incarcerated Loved Ones”

Liturgy of Love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~Mother Teresa

Our three-year old travels with her dad two days a week to attend preschool. Each morning as she’s standing by the front door putting on her coat and slipping on her backpack, she calls out “I’m ready to go!” She’ll catch a glimpse of me in the kitchen, “Mom!  You tell everyone I’m ready to go.” Continue reading “Liturgy of Love”

It’s ALL Good…

The land of the abundance. The horn of plenty. The cup that runneth over.

That’s life in our culture. We have so much – so much to do, so many opportunities, so many choices. And “it’s ALL good!” Well, maybe not every single thing, but a lot really is…good. But does that mean we need to partake of it all? Or even try? And does more activity mean more fortuity in the long run. Maybe….not. Continue reading “It’s ALL Good…”

Bread

She journeyed 1,000 miles to visit me in the peak of summer when the tomatoes were ripe and full, butter beans popping their hulls, and corn fresh and sweet.  I had learned so much from her as a child –  how to use my hands, how to sew, cook, wash a dish and set a table.  It was a special treat having her for a … Continue reading Bread