“Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already.” Pema ChodronRead More
“We cannot be grateful for all that a given moment brings us; yet, in any given moment, we can be grateful for something. The gift within the gift of any given moment is opportunity.” ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast
The world lost Sherry Owensby-Sikes this past weekend. For years she ministered to my parents and countless others living at Franke at Seaside. She believed, preached, and lived her faith in the Good News. I wrote this essay back in 2016 and offer it now as a tribute to her. I will always be grateful that our paths crossed. ~c.h.
My three sisters and I lost our mother one year ago. I miss her fiercely. Yet, I am learning to find light in her absence. She loved poetry and filled journals with her favorites. Perhaps this one would have been carefully folded between the pages. I would like to think so. ~c.h.