Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

The day of the first snow was heavy and wet It settled on trees like a heavy cloak. Young Jasmine woke and quickly dressed in her pink snowsuit And kneeling in the snow, she freed the branches of her “baby apple tree” from the weight of snow. Perhaps it was the...

Awed by Silence

If you enjoy burning incense this is a perfect story to do so and let the smell take you deeper into the story. Here is a simple process for Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading) to use with the audio recording. Listen for a word or phrase that speaks to you. It might drop...
A Fresh Resolve

A Fresh Resolve

“Just when Joseph resolved to do this.” (Matthew 1:20)
 Resolved. Firmly determined. Definite decision. Joseph resolved not to subject Mary to public disgrace but dismiss her quietly. They were betrothed, more than engaged; they were espoused to one another. Their...
An Ocean of Love

An Ocean of Love

John Heidt told me this story: A grandfather and his young grandson visited the ocean. The excited child ran to water’s edge and plunged his tiny bucket into the cold water. Running back to Grandfather, he shouted “I got the ocean. I got the ocean.”...
More Joy

More Joy

After months of picking up beach glass, I found a red piece, a solitary fragment perhaps from a ship’s lantern or a treasured bottle. Joy. I named it Joy. In honour of great delight and pleasure They visit rarely. Each time there is occasion for joy I remember...