What is the new thing that is being created out of a sense of radical uncertainty?
How are you live with imperfection, and where are you challenged toward perfectionism?
My relationship to time and productivity has shifted through these months.
There’s a role for everybody to play. Each and every one of us is responsible for doing our part.
When I was 22, I ventured off to Washington DC to live in community in inner city DC with seven amazing women in the Lutheran Volunteer Corps. My placement was a vibrant place of ministry called Bread for the City, which proved to be transformative in ways I had no idea were coming. One ofContinue reading “Heeding Holy Week”
Oh so weary of planning for eventualities, Still shaking the burden of worry, that Incessant presence of mortality which Hovered closer than a breath of air. So far has been traveled this year, so Deep the imprint of memories on the psyche: Hidden faces behind tight masks, The look of fear, like a frightened animalContinue reading “One Year Mark of the Pandemic”
Love also has its painful side, and its losses… the times when love is not reciprocated, or when love changes. But all love endures in one way or another, even as it morphs through time.
Collage Image by Susan Greenler On the brink, earth holds its breath for The unveiling. First the inhale, remembering All that has passed, then the exhale, slowly releases So there is room for something new. Awaiting an inoculation of hope, A promise of something different. What it takes to envision change is no more and Continue reading “Holding Breath”
We have arrived at the end of 2020 as a people waiting for light. Light bearers come when things are at their lowest ebb: they are nurses who hold goodbye ipads for families bidding farewell to their loved ones. Light bearers arrive as an eddy of hope: they are the first responders who hurry towardContinue reading “Finding Our Light Bearers”
Artwork by Cassandra Monson We begin lighting Advent candles this week, and the first candle represents hope. Not sure about you, but I have been borrowing hope from people from the past – ancestors, prophets, and rebels. And borrowing and lending hope back and forth with my faithful coworkers at the hospital where I workContinue reading “Seeing our Way in the Dark”