Despair, Joy & Dancing Francis

I’ve been struggling to write lately. I’ve written short and quick social media posts, and presentations and prayers for retreats and workshops. But I’ve procrastinated and I’ve not written anything longer than a few paragraphs in months – including journaling. I have lots of thoughts and feelings which usually are growing edge of something emergingContinue reading “Despair, Joy & Dancing Francis”

Waiting . . . and Listening

Most of us consider waiting as a passive activity, a state determined by events out of our control. We often find ourselves in situations where we just have to sit – or stand – and wait. Standing in line at the grocery. Sitting in our car in traffic. Counting the days until vacation. I don’tContinue reading “Waiting . . . and Listening”


Liminality by Carrie Newcomer So much of what we knowLives just below the surface.Half of a treeSpreads out beneath our feet.Living simultaneously in two worlds,Each half informing and nurturingThe whole.A tree is either and neitherBut mostly both. I am drawn to liminal spaces,The half-tamed and unruly patch Where the forest gives wayAnd my little gardenContinue reading “Liminality”

How Can I Keep from Singing?

Dory, from Pixar’s Finding Nemo , reminds us to just keep swimming. The birds in my woods remind me to just keep singing. Do you find it difficult to be hopeful in these times as I do? I sometimes find myself choosing minute by minute to hang on to a tiny thread of hope. It’sContinue reading “How Can I Keep from Singing?”

Trust the Slow Work

Our visit to Arizona and New Mexico in 2019 continues to nourish me spiritually, psychologically and emotionally. While while on retreat in northern Ohio last month, I recalled those experiences as a backdrop for integrating my soul journey I’ve traveled the past five years. I’ve evolved and grown. I’m different and I see myself differently.Continue reading “Trust the Slow Work”