In Praise of Sadness

I was searching for a specific handout for a workshop I was developing and ran across 5 others on various topics but did not find the handout I was seeking! Murphy’s law? Perhaps. Among those 5 other handouts, was a collection of poetry for times of loss and grief from an in-service for pastoral careContinue reading “In Praise of Sadness”

May You Live in Interesting Times

There is an old Irish toast, I believe, which goes something like “may you live in interesting times”. I don’t know about you but I’ll forgo interesting for dull and boring at this point. I’m probably showing my age, but I cannot seem to recall in my lifetime a more uncertain and scary time thanContinue reading “May You Live in Interesting Times”

Shake the Dust

For the past several weeks, I’ve been reflecting on passage from the Christian scriptures that came up as I walked the labyrinth in my backyard. The words tumbled and skittered around in my mind for a while and I’ve contemplated them for quite some time, reflecting on their meaning for me at this juncture. PerhapsContinue reading “Shake the Dust”

Project Labyrinth

Solvitur Ambulando “It is solved by walking”. This quote is attributed to St. Augustine. Walking prayer. Walking meditation. Peace in every step. I’ve experienced the peace of walking a labyrinth and after attending a Verditas https://www.veriditas.org/ facilitator training workshop in January, 2020, I knew I had to build one in our backyard. If you’ve attendedContinue reading “Project Labyrinth”

Go gently . . .

I have avoided writing for some time now. I suppose, like most people, I’m fatigued. Zoom fatigued. COVID19 fatigued, Change fatigued. Decision fatigued. Why are you so racist? Fatigued. Wear a mask and avoid people fatigued. I’m tired. I’m grumpy and if there was a dwarf named angry, I’d be her too! And I don’tContinue reading “Go gently . . .”

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