We are still in Lent. The season of our sorrow has a light at the end of the tunnel as a country, but the struggles are still pernicious and perennial. COVID-19. War. Environmental destruction. Racism. White supremacy. Poverty. Sexism. A climate emergency. Meanwhile. This season is about a deep introspection of our own complicity. As … Continue reading To Dust
All those days you felt like dust, like dirt, as if all you had to do was turn your face toward the wind and be scattered to the four corners or swept away by the smallest breath as insubstantial— did you not know what the Holy One can do with dust? This is the day … Continue reading Blessing the Dust
Ferment me, GodTake these blemished fruits of my lifeAdd the sweetness and yeast of your spiritBubble through meDistill the fragrance and flavorTransform meClarify mePour meWine is a kingdom beverage.Peggy Godfrey, renowned cowboy poetess.
If you could seethe journey whole,you might neverundertake it,might never darethe first stepthat propels youfrom the placeyou have knowntoward the placeyou know not. Call itone of the merciesof the road:that we see itonly by stagesas it opensbefore us,as it comes intoour keeping,step bysingle step. There is nothingfor itbut to go,and by our goingtake the vowsthe … Continue reading The Journey
Alot has been written about loneliness. The acute pain that afflicts the heart, or the gut, or perhaps lives in the deep, dark, cobwebbed basement of the soul. People experience this loneliness when they lose a beloved friend, furry companion, a spouse or family member. Or when depression sucks the air out of one's life. … Continue reading Existential loneliness