Leslie's Blog

Of death and life in a sacred space

As I listen to predictions of more rain in our future, I am looking out my window at the Memorial Garden where the bottom of the centering cedar once stood. The torrential rains two weeks ago downed this majestic tree which was the home to so many birds and creatures and whose roots cradled the…
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Moving Abundance

For me, this is the season of moving water. That means taking water from one place and putting it another, mainly in my rain barrels. In between storms, I rush out and try to make sure that the water is stored for the very dry days coming in the summer. I am always a little…
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How is your spirit?

This new year, 2024, is on us with a vengeance. As the national elections heat up, the Middle East conflicts continue, the nation is gripped by extreme weather and almost everyone knows someone with COVID-19, this is as good a time as any to pause and ask this question. How is your spirit? If that…
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Recommitting to routine

This week I went back to swimming, something I have done twice a week for the last three years. If you had told me five years ago that swimming would be something I would be committed to doing and that I would especially enjoy in the winter months I would’ve told you that you were…
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Love, Hope, Joy and Peace

‘Tis the season to light candles. One set of candles that I have come to look forward to with unexpected anticipation is the lighting of our advent wreath. As someone raised outside the Christian frame, I would not have thought that would speak to me. And yet the four simple words now connected to the…
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Leslie’s Logos – December 2023

This year I have been thinking about what it means to come “home” for the holidays. In acommunity sense, that can mean reconnecting with your faith community at this time when weare often doing a conscious or unconscious tallying of our supportive connections. We reconnectwith family and friends at this time of year because a…
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Gratitude in any season

As we approach this weekend with its many complications and traditions, perhaps taking a moment to express some form of gratitude will be helpful. In a world with so much strife, let us be glad that some are working hard for peace. In a world of so much loss, let us be grateful for time…
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