News - Gratitude

  • Sisters...


    March 1, 2019

    My sister has a “big” birthday coming up. It’s shocking, really, to sit with the memories of the years we have lived together, she…

  • Poetry


    July 1, 2017

    For Lent, a time of living a simple life, giving up something important or enjoyable, and spending 40 days in alliance with Jesus’s 40 days in the wilderness, I chose to fast from the news. […]

  • Feeding Birds

    January 1, 2016

    “Millions of people all over the world feed the wild animals in their gardens,” writes Helen Macdonald in a New York Times Magazine…

  • Carl Lumbly

    Carl Lumbly

    January 1, 2016

    Dear friends, I do not always end the year with a life-changing event. Nor do I often share my personal life, other than cheering for my three phenomenal children & the girls at Daraja Academy in Kenya, which I do unabashedly. I usually write about the inspirations & insights I receive in nature, my morning […]

  • Precious Fossils

    Precious Fossils

    April 13, 2015

    I feel gratitude for many things: sunlight, birds in the oak trees in my garden, Daraja Academy, the ability to learn & grow, being in a body & all of the discoveries that brings. It is a gift to receive each day & all of its moments, to accept what life offers, to do all […]