Digging with Orphans in the Garden

Digging in the dirt...unearthing rocks, weeds, my thoughts turn to life's struggles...times my heart was breaking and I did not see a way out, a reasonable solution, how to get past the pain of the moment.  Not knowing what else to do, I dug in the dirt.  I weeded.  I carried rocks.  Pails of small …

Busy Body Meditations

You hear a lot about the benefits of meditation these days but that incessant mental chatter is reluctant to give up center stage.  Foregoing a lobotomy, what is one to do? Sitting cross-legged on a cushion to meditate was as agonizing for me as soaking in a hot bath.  (I can't wait 'til it's over.)  …