Resurrecting Hope

The past couple of months, as the trees leafed out and the wildflower seedlings poked their tiny heads through the soil, I felt the chill of winter. It could be...

Visio Divina: Third Sunday of Lent

Exodus 17:1-7 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there...

Friday Florilegium

ONE time our good Lord said: All thing shall be well; and another time he said: Thou shalt see thyself that all MANNER [of] thing shall be well; and in these tw...

Living in the Peaceable Kingdom

Each Thursday during Lent, I offer a vegan recipe as I learn to cook and like vegetables, and as I contemplate what it means to live non-violently. In my heart,...

Friday Florilegium

How to really love a child, from A Creative Companion by SARK Be there. Say YES as often as possible. Let them bang on pots and pans. If they’re crabby, p...

Friday Florilegium

This week’s florilegium is from On Religion by John Caputo: “Let us speak then of love. What does it mean to “love” something? If a man asks a woman…”do y...

Friday Florilegium

Feeling scattered these past weeks–where did February go?–I decided to collect all the threads and projects of my life into one notebook. If I’...

Guested by God

I simply sit at my desk this morning, in silence, pen in hand, paper ready for whatever words might come. My pinched heart stretches and expands and trusts a li...

Friday Florilegium

As the birds build nests, as the furry catkins bud on the willow, new bright green leaves open in the sunniest places, and cherry blossoms begin to pink-tinge t...