Expectant Waiting

I suspect most of us consider waiting as a rather passive activity and a state determined by events out of our control. We often find ourselves in situations where we must wait. Standing in line at the grocery. Sitting in our car in traffic. Counting the days until vacation. Waiting for the next event orContinue reading “Expectant Waiting”

Statement on Israel and Gaza

As a woman of deep spirituality, I grieve with those who grieve, seek release of those held captive, and recognize the root causes of violence. I urgently call upon the world to find and use all possible resources to stabilize the Middle East, secure refuge for those in humanitarian crisis, and negotiate peace that willContinue reading “Statement on Israel and Gaza”

An experience of a lifetime . . .

On May 11, I leave to journey to Rome and Assisi on pilgrimage. I’ve done all I can to prepare physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I’m sure I will be surprised by the Spirit in ways I cannot fathom at this time. If you pray – send prayers. If you meditate – send vibes. KnowContinue reading “An experience of a lifetime . . .”

A Ramily Labyrinth

Walking a labyrinth is meditation, a prayer, a way to destress, or a pilgrimage of the soul. Thich Nhat Hanh says we should walk as if our feet are kissing the earth. I invited high school students to do that last week when walking the labyrinth. I had the honor of holding space for severalContinue reading “A Ramily Labyrinth”


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”