Ann Fontaine lives and works in Wyoming as an Episcopal priest. Before attending Harvard Divinity School and graduating with a Masters of Divinity, she worked in education and training, traveling for the church to lead workshops and serving as member of various boards and committees. January 6, 1996, on the Feast of the Epiphany, she was ordained to the priesthood. Her vocation as a priest is to serve as an interim priest to congregations who are exploring new ways to see themselves as a community and who are developing new models of leadership. As a result, she has traveled widely throughout her home state of Wyoming. The long drives through open country and high mountain passes have given her time for reflection. In 1998 she began writing responses to the readings set out in the Daily Office of the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer. She shared these daily meditations with friends and family who encouraged her to gather them together into this book.