[lenten series] thou mayest in me behold

Image via Wikipedia lent.  a time to slow down.  to peer into your own soul.  to face what you have become. a time for less activity and busyness.  to thaw from winter.  to feel the warmth  and hope of  spring.  lent. it is moments of listening, seeking, searching, clearing, hoping, resting — lent is a…

My Mother

My Mother Originally uploaded by M e l o d y This is actually my mom the weekend of my dad’s funeral. She looks nice. Slightly at peace. He died on a Sunday and we had the service the next weekend because she was unavailable during the week. (That’s her story.) There were all sorts…

A Sacred Contract [a poem]

Tonya (8), Melody (10), Holly (3) and Paula (12) with Dan Harrison in southern California, 1976. SISTERS: A Sacred Contract A sacred contract between sisters; My secrets are yours, yours are mine, And theirs are ours together. Four sisters. Bound to one another by secrets. ‘You don’t owe each other,’ my husband said. Oh, but…