So ... do you like these colorful beads? They are made in Somanya, Ghana from recycled glass. This picture reminds me, each time I look at it, of my participation in (maybe I really mean "belonging to") a colorful web of connections. I am part of a group of women who support this mission in Ghana. I was invited to join this group through a friend who took spirituality classes with me at Spring Hill College. Almost like looking in a series of mirrors, that connection was fostered through other connections, and on in a seemingly unending pattern. I am enriched beyond measure by those connections. I am influenced for the good, affirmed, and called to stretch beyond my comfort zone. The strands of my web stretch back, long before I was born, to my birth family, my Sinsinawa sisters, my Dominican family. I believe that through these connections, my connection to God is revealed. What does your "web" look like? How does it sustain you?