Jane Hoober Peifer resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with her husband Daryl. Following 24 years in pastoral ministry, Jane received Spiritual Direction training from KAIROS: School for Spiritual Formation (Lancaster, Pennsylvania). She currently companions folks in Lancaster and in Harrisonburg. She also serves as a leader for two cohorts of new pastors in Mennonite Church USA who are participating in the TiM (Transitioning into Ministry) program. A particular joy in her life right now is the gift of living near two of her five grandchildren and their parents. Jane is a member of the Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network.
How foolish to think
that I could stop the rain
that I could will it away
deny its presence
turn my back and stay dry
This morning it has been falling
lightly dripping relentless
They told me that sunrise here is amazing
go to the top to get the full effect, they said
an hour before sunrise is best
I woke in the early hours
wondering if I would greet the sun
and then I heard it . . .
lamenting rain. Oh,
there would be no burst of light this day.