Letters for the Road

Laura Cerbus
A monthly letter of reflections and refreshment for pilgrims
Created 05 Aug 2020
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  • Letters for the Road: November 2021
    19 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Dear reader, I blinked and Thanksgiving is upon us. Despite being outside of the U.S., we’ve been able to celebrate this holiday—one of my favourites!—each year with turkey and our traditional side di...
  • Letters for the Road: October 2021
    22 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Dear reader, At the conclusion of the fabulous book Every Moment Holy, Douglas McKelvey includes a benediction, “A Liturgy of Praise to the King of Creation.” Throughout this prayer he offers a refrai...
  • Letters for the Road: September 2021
    17 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Dear reader, I’ve been thinking about the word obedience, and the difference between it and faithfulness. I’m finding the latter used much more often in current writing and speaking about faith workin...
  • Letters for the Road: August 2021
    14 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Dear reader, The language of scarcity fills my newsfeed: shortages of hospital staff, lack of customers or financial support to keep small businesses afloat during lockdowns, not enough of a particula...
  • Letters for the Road: July 2021
    17 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Dear reader, Two weeks ago, I hiked Mount Riddle in the Yarra Ranges. The weather proved to be perfect for my intentions: clouds with threatening rain kept most hikers away, giving me a quiet, isolate...
  • Letters for the Road: June 2021
    19 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Dear reader, As befits the beginning of winter, the rain outside my window falls steadily from the heavens. I am glad: I love to see the grass turn the vibrant green that comes from plentiful rains, a...
  • Letters for the Road: May 2021
    26 May 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Dear reader, Recently I had the pleasure of joining in remotely to a conference at Wheaton College on wonder and the imagination. The speakers have all given me much to think about, both in their pape...
  • Letters for the Road: April 2021
    16 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Dear reader, In the past two weeks our family has had our feet firmly planted in the valley of the head cold, keeping tissues and cough drops close at hand. As is typical for her, my youngest’s breath...
  • Letters for the Road: March 2021
    13 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 2
    Dear Reader, Over a month ago, I came to a verse in Isaiah that I don’t remember reading before, and which has been echoing in my mind since. In chapter 58, Isaiah writes, “they delight to draw near t...
  • Letters for the Road: February 2021
    12 Feb 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Dear reader, Much is being said and written about attentiveness in this age of mobile phones and social media. Distractions abound. Even as I write this, looking up to watch the waves gently approach ...
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