Making Room in the Darkness

You see, dear one There are mysteries you don’t understand, tragedies you don’t comprehend. I am the Mother who hovers and veils all my children with steady, beating love in times of darkness, with rolling waves of compassion in the waiting. I hold the sorrow of hearts and place them in the night sky, a remembrance of luster and ebony twirling together. I live within the container and beyond the container— vibrations of my voice heard even in the driest desert. Remember me? Blessed Mother Mother of Grace Mother of Strength Holy Mother Mother of Jesus Mother of You. I…

When Spirit Meets Spirit

This week for Advent, I dwell with Elizabeth and what happens when Spirit meets Spirit. At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of…

O Curious One

Today, I continue with my celebration of Advent considering the people who were on the path to the birth of Christ . As I settled in and read through the birth narrative in the book of Luke, I noticed a profound difference in the questions Zechariah and Mary ask to the angel, Gabriel. In hearing from Gabriel that his elderly wife will give birth to a son who will pave the path for the Savior of the world, Zechariah asks, “How can I be sure of this?”. Meanwhile, when Gabriel tells Mary she will conceive a Son, her response is,…

Advent: Spirit of Discomfort

Sunday begins the liturgical season of Advent. Advent is a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus. For the next few weeks, I’ll be dwelling upon different people mentioned in the story leading up to Christ’s birth. My offering will be a piece of artwork and a poem centered on how I imagine the Spirit moved in each person’s life and link it with how the Spirit is still alive in our story today urging us to move towards it. Today, I enter into the story of Zechariah. Zechariah is a Jewish priest. An upright man. One who follows…

The Gift is Here!

The gift is here! The gift of new life! Christ birthed into the world! Merry, merry! Let us celebrate! Let us rejoice! Let us receive this God gift open-handed, wide-eyed, mouth agape, joyful awe at the wonder of Jesus among us! Let this gift of Christ seep into our bones, changing our way of being and seeing. Let us become flame keepers soul kindlers light bearers seed throwers wonder seekers continuously birthing Christ’s hope, peace, joy and love into the world. Let us become the gift! Merry Christmas to all! Amen.