Easter: Beauty from Ashes

by Gwen Lantz Recently I finished reading a book that had me crying buckets. It was a self-indulgent read, but it was also just what I needed. The past six years have held a lot of sorrow, unexpected transition, and new beginnings. As is frequently the case, the sorrow and endings have given way to … Continue reading Easter: Beauty from Ashes

Blessed are the Holders

by Sherah-Leigh Gerber Blessed are the Holders   Oh to be a child again To have lap to crawl into when the world overwhelms To have someone gently rub my back as I drift into sleep But I am the holder The lap and the back rubber Offering whispers of peace How about Legos? A … Continue reading Blessed are the Holders

Lent 4: The Lord is My Shepherd

For most of us these days, the Coronavirus pandemic has touched all parts of our lives, including Sunday morning worship. Thanks to my pastor, Marian Buckwalter, for sharing the following pertinent message with us this week that we can each enjoy from an appropriate distance. May you be blessed! **************************************************************************** Monday, when our son came … Continue reading Lent 4: The Lord is My Shepherd

Poem: “No Return Policy”

by Sherah-Leigh Gerber Grief is a roller coaster Trapped on a ride you didn’t choose Raising existential questions on a mundane Monday Grief is a marathon Tears unbidden as you unload the dishwasher and fold laundry  Unfinished business rising without a pretty bow Grief is a runaway train Relentlessly chugging over anything in its path … Continue reading Poem: “No Return Policy”