Ash Wednesday Reflection

Today is Ash Wednesday AND we welcome the new moon… a potent day for connecting with the dust of the earth and setting an intention for healthy rhythms in our life. For a long time, I’ve loved Ash Wednesday. The depth of this day has called my name. This, the first day of the Lenten season, brings recognition to the path of Christ that leads to his death and resurrection. In the Christian tradition, I’ve often experienced the main focus has been on LIGHT, light, LIGHT — focus on all that is glimmer. One thing I truly appreciate about the…

A Candle is Lit…

If you’re in a room of people yet feel alone, a candle is lit. If the festive season isn’t festive to you, a candle is lit. If someone you love has passed on and you’re missing them, a candle is lit. If your faith community no longer feels like home, a candle is lit. If the news is too much, a candle is lit. If alcohol is drowning your truth, a candle is lit. If you’re unsure of what tomorrow brings, a candle is lit. If you’re far from the people you love, a candle is lit. If overwhelm has…

A Message of Connection

A Message of Connection “You have heard it said,“Noone comes to the Father except through Me.” – John 14:6 Now,hear this: “All come to the creative child through the Mother.” ” I send you greetings of love and life as the celebration of Christmas is nearly here. My gift to you is a message of connection. As you enter into places and spaces that focus on the Christ child — may Life Mother be included. Life Mother goes by many names: Madonna, Eve, Wisdom, Ruah, Sophia, Guadalupe. This week, we honor Mary. She is present wherever you are. You see,…

Feast of Mary Magdalene (Legacy of Voice and Heart)

Today, I celebrate Mary Magdalene —and her story with Christ. She had an intimate friendship with Christwhose presence transformed her. Yet, her experience with Christ wasn’t believed: From Mark 16:1-20, Mary was the first to encounter the risen Christ,“Excitedly, Mary told them, “He’s alive and I’ve seen him!” But even after hearing this, they didn’t believe her.” From the Gospel of Mary Magdalene (page 17 v14-20)once Mary Madelene was given access to sacred knowledge from Christand she shared it with the other disciples, “And Peter added:How is it possible that the Teacher talkedin this manner, with a woman,about secrets of…

Love Is Here (Easter Blessings)

Swirls of celebration make their way over the dusty road,a heart traveling in the center,a heart that stands for justice,flips the common story of wealth as King —this Love kneels at the feet of the traveler,this Love gently washes the grime away,this Love hovers over the lonely,this Love invites the one who never fit to a feast,this Love holds the space with love.On the day when violence comes to destroy,Love says, “I love you.”In this, everything changes.As Love rains down on those who have ears,they in turn,pour love over Love,wet the seeds of Love,sit vigil and wait untilone day, after…