The Big Hairy Audacious Beauty of Plan B: Blog #11: Lessons on Carols, “Silent Night”

Very few things go as planned. Trying to force things to go as planned or expected can cost us relationships, our joy, waste our time, and rob us of the opportunity to experience the beauty of Plan B. As so often happens, I was reminded about this just last night. The video I was tryingContinue reading “The Big Hairy Audacious Beauty of Plan B: Blog #11: Lessons on Carols, “Silent Night””

My Big Hairy Audacious Take on Lessons from Carols: BHAY Blog #9

Underneath Yellowstone National Park a plume of magma moves up from the earth’s core, superheating the underground water table so that on a  very regular basis a geyser shoots up through the crust, delighting onlookers at the Park. It’s a tourist attraction, and a reminder that there’s more happening under our feet than we canContinue reading “My Big Hairy Audacious Take on Lessons from Carols: BHAY Blog #9”

BHAY Blog #6: I Was a Toddler with a Tiara

I celebrated my first Luciatag (Lucia Day) in 1962, wearing a straw Lucia crown. From the wave, I am giving the camera, I was clearly at home in the role. I was too young to take on the traditional duties of eldest daughter in the home on the day: bringing coffee and Lussekatter: rolls thatContinue reading “BHAY Blog #6: I Was a Toddler with a Tiara”

Blog #26: The Up-Side of Not Being Super Rich

I’m rich in many things, grateful beyond measure for my friends, family, a warm, safe place to live, the gift of a relationship with God, work that matters to me and sometimes helps others, opportunities to serve, and the privilege of a wonderful education. However, I am not one of the 1% who control soContinue reading “Blog #26: The Up-Side of Not Being Super Rich”

Blog #18: Sometimes You Need to Calm the Brain Down

Blog #18: Sometimes You Need to Calm the Brain Down A curious concatenation of circumstances combined that compelled me to craft in cross stitching on a fresh chart, rather than one of the projects I committed to complete by December 5th.  It was the healthy choice to make. My mind and spirit were tired afterContinue reading “Blog #18: Sometimes You Need to Calm the Brain Down”

Blog #10. I’m-Sharing-a-Blog-by-Maren-Tirabassi-that-Expresses- Something-So-Well-that-There-Is-No-Need- to-Duplicate-Her Efforts-and-the-Prayer-She- Wrote-Is-Beautiful

Written by the Rev. Maren Tirabassi: (This photograph shows what my friend Nancy Donovan has created for a feral cat who has been coming to her porch for food and a safe place to sleep for a couple years. This cat cannot bear being indoors with the other cats or near a human. Nancy writes,Continue reading “Blog #10. I’m-Sharing-a-Blog-by-Maren-Tirabassi-that-Expresses- Something-So-Well-that-There-Is-No-Need- to-Duplicate-Her Efforts-and-the-Prayer-She- Wrote-Is-Beautiful”