I am a grateful believer in Christ, have been a member of the Episcopal church for most of my life, and have been blessed to have had a few brushes with the Divine - inescapable, unmistakable ones - over the years.
Your favorite quote:
"So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering." - Brenda Ueland
from a song lyric in Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” (the song is “I Know Things Now” which is full of good quotes):
American abolitionist and suffragist Lucy Stone.
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?
I am working on “being still” (and knowing that God is God - Psalm 46:10). Giving attention to my four children, my marriage, my community and my writing work fills my days to the brim. I am careful about to whom and to what I give my time, but too often fall into the traps of multitasking and “busy-ness.” I have been at work in a deliberate way since last fall to see God in the people and events around me. To watch, listen, and wait more carefully for God.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"
Last year I had the privilege of visiting Botswana and spending a few days in the Okavango Delta and I still catch my breath to remember its beauty and the sense of sheer wonder in God’s creation I experienced there. Sometimes I almost say, “It’s a magical place,” but then I correct myself. It’s a spiritual place, overflowing with signs of God’s creativity and love.