Re-Treating Fragments

“God, pick up the pieces, and put me back together again.” Jer. 17:13 Mommy, I love when glass breaks and you just re-treat it,” remarked five-year-old, Annika, in witnessing my reaction to the accidental shattering of one of my new hand-blown wine glasses. There was a great deal of irony surrounding this particular glass-breaking incident…

The Crucifix Shell

“But ask the animals, and they will instruct you; ask the birds of the air, and they will tell you.  Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; let the fish of the sea inform you.  Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? Job…

Yahweh, The One Who Causes to BECOME

Jesus said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” Mark 4:40-41. When I went out to walk the beach early this morning, I found all the shells and…

Spotted Linen Garments

“I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God; for he has clothed me with garments of salvation.  He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness.” Isaiah 61:10 On December 1, 2018, my children and I found this bountiful seashore along our beach path. Most people see a pile…

The Eyes of Your Heart in a Nutshell

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” Ephesians 1:18-19 The morning after my return home from teaching a “BECOMING” retreat on Cape Cod, I…