September 20, 2017
I sit on the screen porch listening to the rain and the wind and the traffic. I watch the branches buffeted by the storm and I think about Puerto Rico and all of the other places battered by hurricanes, affected by fires and earthquakes. I hold them in prayer.

I sit on my screen porch looking at the church building and I think about the people whose lives are buffeted and battered by life, those I know and those I don’t. I hold them in prayer.

For these moments, I feel connected to everyone, I feel a part of this small and precious world. I hold us all in prayer.

I sit on my screen porch lit by candles, surrounded by peace, and offer my little part to hold us all together.