This is the first photo in this exercise I didn’t take this Lent. It’s a beach path in Avalon, NJ – taken the last time I was on the island. This path invites me to climb into the unknown, and the way it curves as it crests the dune only increases the mystery.

Most Thankful

I’ve been fighting a cold for the better part of a week, and actually feel quite miserable, but I managed to have an excellent birthday weekend. First, some friends from Massachusetts arrived on Friday and stayed until they continued a journey South this morning. They are some of our best family friends in the world,…