Category: Rev. Lydia’s Minister Musings

COVID Prayers

April 29, 2020 Beloveds, Since my writing last week, Boulder County made the decision to extend “Stay at Home” until May 9th. Staying at home has definitely flattened the curve in Colorado. Thanks to everyone who has sacrificed to prevent the spread of this virus.   The extra time gained by not driving kids to and … Continue reading COVID Prayers

Safer at Home

April 22, 2020 Beloveds,  Starting next week, some of our restrictions in Colorado will be lifted, as we move from a “Stay at Home” order to the  “Safer at Home”.  Click here and here for details.   Please note that the very first directive for Safer at Home is that everyone should still stay at … Continue reading Safer at Home

A new way of being

April 8, 2020 Beloveds, This week’s message comes to you on the first day of the Jewish holiday of  Passover and during the Christian Holy Week. In both traditions, it is a time of looking suffering squarely in the eye, and reaping lessons from life’s hardest moments. In both stories, a whole group of people … Continue reading A new way of being

Open Up the Doors

Open up the doors . . . Open up all that you are Heighten and deepen your connections to the world around you Broaden your definition of neighbor Grow into the largest target for grace that you can muster And pray to become a gateway for even greater love and compassion Open up the doors, … Continue reading Open Up the Doors

On Losing My Father

If you are lucky, it happens like this: You lose a parent (and not a child) after they lived a long life, and as they were declining, but without too much lingering in the land of increasing diminishments.   It is the natural order of things.   The family gathers and shares stories grateful for … Continue reading On Losing My Father

Intention and Presence

Dear Ones, I hope you each found a way to enjoy the holiday season, and are feeling ready for whatever the New Year has in store.  I chose to spend my holidays at home, and cherished the slower post-Christmas pace and spaciousness to reconnect with friends after a busy fall and lead-up to Christmas. While … Continue reading Intention and Presence