Sabbath Day

Day 23 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. I’m taking a day for worship and fellowship. Here is a lovely 30-minute sung Compline by Clare Col...

Think Small

Day 22 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. In chaos theory, small changes in the initial stages of a pattern are believed to have large effects. On...

Friday Florilegium

Day 21 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. Ah, the lovely cadences of 19th century prayer! Taken from the daily devotional, Prayers Ancient and Mod...

The Idol of Perfectionism

Day 20 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. Writing daily on the blog has produced it’s own set of challenges. It takes about 2 hours from sta...

The New Desert

Day 19 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. Glendalough, Upper Lake. Kevin’s Cell is on the right up the mountain. In the 3rd and 4th centurie...

Pauses

Day 17 & 18 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. Taking a pause to breathe after being away at a conference in Chicago. Here is a sanctuary prac...

Sabbath

Day 16 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. Taking a Sabbath day is challenging. During some seasons, I’ve had a consistent practice, but much...

Praying the Text

Day 15 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. The fourth item I intentionally brought into my new home on the first day was my bible, an NRSV I’...