Pauses for Hope
a praxical theologian's modest collection
A gentle wide welcome to any who needs a spot to rest for a little while.
Somewhere between the rush of our days and collapsing wearily to a stop,
a pause offers us a chance to take a new breath, turn a different direction, gaze above,
feel within, and to re-member our being.
May pause bring you wonder, relief, confession, surprise...hope.
. . .
An ever debtor to grace,
the greater gifts have come
from those who have known sorrows
deeper than I have known.
With my grateful portion, I write.
I write about improbable hope.
I ponder about the curious
and wondrous hope that claims me
I scoop grace heapings, gathered over time,
and I offer a humble helping for visitors, companions
--my teachers, my friends.