#44.14, Weds., May 31, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. The cottage in the Vosges          On this beautiful day I’m home with my family, healing slowly in God’s time. Greg and Gabe are still aching of childhood, not able to accept themselves as powerless in the face of senseless brutality. So how will healing turn them?  Will they learn fromContinue reading “#44.14, Weds., May 31, 2023”

#44.9, Thurs., May 18, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. The secular church in the Vosges          Gabe and Greg park the wagon behind the little secular church they’ve always known. Maybe it is her ordained priesthood, or maybe its her deafness, but they hope to find Mater Doe the comforting listener.          They try to tell her everything that hasContinue reading “#44.9, Thurs., May 18, 2023”

#44.8, Weds., May 17, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. Following the creek bed home          Gabe and Greg return to this wagonload of dirty straw along with their older, and maybe wiser hunter friend, Charlie.          Charlie asks them why they put their father’s body under all this filth.          Gabe explains, “We needed a wagon and the stable masterContinue reading “#44.8, Weds., May 17, 2023”

#44.7, Tues., May 16, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. The road in the valley          My gifted power is healing. Anyone’s healing is one of those unimaginable events of life like birthing, growing, aging, experiencing. It changes us from our physical being right through our hopes and fears. The healed and the caregivers alike are never the same. But theContinue reading “#44.7, Tues., May 16, 2023”

#44.6, Thurs., May 11, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. A Woods in Gaul          The guards argue for a moment over who should use the polearm, and they assure one another the spear tip is firmly in place. Now I feel the pain of it, and breath is…          At this waking I am gasping for breath under a heapContinue reading “#44.6, Thurs., May 11, 2023”

43.8, Weds., April 19, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. Home in the Vosges Mts. “So you felt tricked.” Ana has more clarity of thought than I. We both know our children well. “Laz, Greg and Gabe are literate, brilliant in fact, and we both know the burden the world will place on them all too soon, demanding their many gifts.Continue reading “43.8, Weds., April 19, 2023”

#42.12, Tues., March 28, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. On the road to Luxeuil          When the crowd opens a little the underside of a mass of pilgrims is revealed.  Here are the sick and the lame crawling along among the feet of the gathered, just for a touch of a healing hem; [Luke 8:43-48] and here is one carriedContinue reading “#42.12, Tues., March 28, 2023”

#42.6, Tues., March 14, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. On the way to Luxeuil          Today we walk toward Luxeuil with nothing but our fleeces for bed and a loaf of bread and wedge of cheese for the sharing. We are barely halfway to Luxeuil when the boys suggest we stop and eat the bread and cheese because they areContinue reading “#42.6, Tues., March 14, 2023”

#42.5, Thurs., March 9, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. The Cottage a few miles from Luxeuil          Ana answers the boy’s query for stories of their mother’s adventures with royalty by asking them to imagine a king’s library and name some books.  Naming books they’ve never seen? Impossible.          She hints. “The Lord is my shepherd.”          Gabe announces, “PsalmContinue reading “#42.5, Thurs., March 9, 2023”

#42.2, Thurs., March 2, 2023

Historical setting: 602 C.E. Cottage in the Vosges          Always changing, always new is the constant of a farm. Thole brought us a mule the summer after the twins were born, the foal of Ana’s Teardrop and Colleen’s donkey, Jack.  With a mule for the hard work of it and a cow for the milkContinue reading “#42.2, Thurs., March 2, 2023”