Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Time To Go Into The Dark (Winter Solstice) …

Time to go into the darkwhere the night has eyesto recognize its own.There you can be sureyou are not beyond love.— David Whyte from The House of Belonging (Sweet Darkness)   We risk the life we've known to discover something new . . . The unknown territory will open before us only to the extent… Continue reading Time To Go Into The Dark (Winter Solstice) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Love (Advent Meditation)

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.—1 John 4:7–8   The beginning and end of everything is love. Only inside of this mystery of the exchange of love can… Continue reading Love (Advent Meditation)

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 22: The Dawn Is Coming …

Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming. — Rumi from A Year With Rumi   I believe the world we want to inhabit is emerging — one life, one conversation, and one community at a time. — Krista Tippett from The On Being Project   Hope begins in the dark:… Continue reading Advent Day 22: The Dawn Is Coming …

Interreligious, Quotes

This Very Moment Is the Perfect Teacher …

When we are stuck in our convictions and personas, we enter into the disease of having good ideas and being right… We think we have a lock on truth, with our burnished surfaces and articulation, but the bigger we pump ourselves up, the easier we are to prick with a pin. And the bigger we… Continue reading This Very Moment Is the Perfect Teacher …

Poems, Quotes

Love Is Why We Have Hope …

Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery. — Wendell Berry from Hannah Coulter   Notes On Hope The news of late has captured the fever dream of modern life: everything exploding,… Continue reading Love Is Why We Have Hope …

Quotes

A Path & A Small Light …

First find a path, and a little light to see by. — Anne Lamott from Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith This is the trick to staying well, isn’t it: to feel the sun even in the dark. To not lose the truth of things when they go out of view. To grow just the… Continue reading A Path & A Small Light …

Days In The Desert, Poems

Desert Day 02: Blessing The Desert . ..

Hope begins in the dark: the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work. You don’t give up. — Anne Lamott from Bird by Bird Blessing the Desert Ask me what this blessing sounds like and I will… Continue reading Desert Day 02: Blessing The Desert . ..

Poems

Small Wire …

My faith is a great weight hung on a small wire, as doth the spider hang her baby on a thin web, as doth the vine, twiggy and wooden, hold up grapes like eyeballs, as many angels dance on the head of a pin. God does not need too much wire to keep Him there,… Continue reading Small Wire …

Prayers, Quotes

Courageous Prayer …

My belief is that when you’re telling the truth, you’re close to God. If you say to God, “I am exhausted and depressed beyond words, and I don’t like You at all right now, and I recoil from most people who believe in You,” that might be the most honest thing you’ve ever said. If… Continue reading Courageous Prayer …