Tag: peace

Chasing Down Pests

 September 6, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability (Author’s note – I wrote this reflection the year following 9/11. As I hunted down these pests, I found myself comparing  them to terrorist cells. Just as it took months of being on guard against another infestation, I figured it would takes months of work to clear these groups […]

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A Spirit of Peace

 May 31, 2017

Easter – preparing for Pentecost Children . . . running, playing, making demands, moving constantly . . . signs of life, signs of youth. Yet a newborn baby lies peacefully–most of the time. She sleeps and eats and sleeps some more during the first few weeks of her life. Those of us who cradle her […]

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Renewed Spirit

 May 26, 2017

Easter – Preparing for Pentecost New life stirs within me, a life slow and quiet and steady-paced. I possess a new sense of peacefulness, such a contrast to the unrest of earlier days. I possess a quiet confidence that I will be able to handle life’s challenges. I feel a sense of stability and security. […]

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Praying for Peace

 December 1, 2016

Advent – Season of Hope Their two preschoolers were sound asleep in the back as they drove home after a long day at grandma and grandpa’s.  It was a welcome relief from the bickering, poking, pinching and whining that usually accompanies such trips. “Mom, he’s looking at me!” “Dad, he’s touching me!” He gazes through […]

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Free Ebook in Memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

 August 6, 2015

70 years ago the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In remembrance of this event, I am giving away my ebook, Buying Time, from Aug. 6-9. Set during the Cold War era of Ronald Reagan, Star Wars Defense Strategy and MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction), this novel is the story of seven peace activists, […]

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Psalm 72 – Vision of a New Social Order

 February 3, 2015

“A man’s reach must exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” Robert Browning What are you reaching for, hoping for, working for? Perhaps a world at peace? A better world for your children and their children? What are your dreams? Our psalmist for today has a dream of a better social order, a world […]

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Remembering 9/11

 September 10, 2014

It was a beautiful evening last Saturday. My husband and I were taking our puppy, Seamus, for a walk in the neighborhood before the Michigan State football game. Our plans were to relax and watch the game after tiring Seamus out with a walk. We were talking, enjoying the moment when a hundred pounds of […]

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Press Release for Kindle Countdown of Buying Time

 August 5, 2014

IN MEMORY OF THE BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI ON AUGUST 6 AND 9, 1945, DISCOUNT OFFERED ON BOOK SET DURING THE COLD WAR JACKSON, MI – This week is the 69 year anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. In memory of this event, local author, Patricia Robertson, will be […]

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