Guardian of the Fire
Spiritual Directors International executive director Liz Budd Ellmann wrote a story of hope and perseverance that appeared in the November 25 edition of the Seattle Times.
Soon a light rain hushed some of the scary night sounds. It threatened to dampen the pile of twigs and branches I had carefully collected to fuel the fire.
The drizzle became a downpour, and my fire began to suffer. I knelt with my ear to the wet ground and blew on the embers.