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Posts By: Mary Sharon Moore

Hiking buddies

Approx. read time: 4:00 min. I am not like my friend Dolores. Twenty years ago Dolores was my hiking buddy. We hiked wherever there was a hill, a butte, a mountain range. Sometimes she would take the lead. Sometimes I would. We’d take in the spectacular riches of Creation as we hiked along. But tree… Read more »

My resilience statement

Approx. read time: 2:30 min. In this unrehearsed season which rattles every aspect of life, I share with you my practices and commitments, in the hope that they will inspire you to fortify your own interior resilience. My practices I pray, intercede, and give thanks daily, as I always do I practice prudent health and… Read more »

Noticing the many shades of green

Approx. read time: 2:30 min. Sitting up high in the back of the eastbound bus, I have a picture-window view of morning sky to the east and north. A thin marine overcast evaporates as the morning summer sun climbs into the sky.  From my perch I watch increasing swaths of greenery pass by as we… Read more »

In praise of the Creator

Approx. read time: 3:10 min. I have missed my weekly hikes along the McKenzie River trail. Following winter and a long rainy spring, I don’t know what to expect when I arrive at the trailhead. The bus rounds the curve just beyond the lone intersection that marks the center of this little berg called McKenzie… Read more »

Richard, the artist

Approx. read time: 3:30 min. I just did something I’m not supposed to do. I shook the hand of a stranger. It’s not that he’s a stranger. But physical contact with just about anyone these days is, well, not encouraged. I’m walking out of my little downtown market with fresh produce in my backpack, and… Read more »

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Where on earth is heaven?

Approx. read time: 2:55 min. My windows face only east. Expansive windows, with views stretching to the north and to the south. My horizon is the crest of the Coburg Hills, which merge south with other hills to enclose this upper end of my beloved Willamette Valley. So I live nestled in a three-sided bowl,… Read more »

I need to touch things that last

May 10, 2020 Approx. read time: 2:55 min., plus reflection questions I awaken to dawn light, gently tapping at my bedroom window. This is how I know that it is Sunday.  On all other days the alarm rouses me from sleep before the first hint of new day. Living, as I do, in service to… Read more »

Invitations arriving soon!

May 4, 2020 Approx. read time: 3:50 min., plus reflection questions I’m at home right now. I’ve been mostly at home throughout this pandemic. Perhaps you have been, too. What I mean when I say that I have been mostly at home is this: Home for me is the House of Belonging, also known as… Read more »

How young Song Sparrow learns to sing

May 2, 2020. Approx. read time: 2:50 min., plus reflection questions The faintest hint of deep pale blue brushes the eastern horizon along the spine of the Coburg Hills.  The world outside my open windows is quiet, save for the occasional passing car, and the distant low hum of electrical systems in buildings nearby. And now,… Read more »

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