Where is Your Peaceful?

One year before she passed, my grandmother by blood moved from a space she lived for 72 years- 59 years with grandpa and 13 years on her own after he passed. Seventy-two years in the same house. 72 years.Visiting her several times before she moved she said she will miss…

Pursuit of the Cross II

Once I started looking for crosses, I saw them all around.  Sure, I went to the usual places - inside and outside of churches.  It is an experience to visit a church during the week and be the only person in the sanctuary - peace, stillness, and beauty. One time…

Pursuit of the Cross

One year ago today, January 22, 2016, started my focused pursuit of the cross. I was driven to find and take photos of crosses, ones I had passed many times, but never saw, in urban settings, rural roads, churches -I looked for crosses every day and took photos. And I…

The Feeling of Alive.

My mother recently gave me a gift—the view into a time passed.  A photo of my sister (right) and I (left), she age 3 and me age 2.  Since receiving I have been thinking about this image. My mom digitalized all the old "slides" from the 1970’s.  I remember watching…

A Recycled Gift of Love.

Visiting my 89 year old grandmother last year, I opened her farmhouse kitchen cabinet and was delighted to find the old set of "Grandma" and "Grandpa" mugs my sister and I had given them 30 years ago. Faithful, cherished and well-worn, they were still used daily. Not replaced with a…