Happy Feast of Mary Magdalene. What do YOU love about Mary Magdalene? Mary Magdalene’s story is a tale that has been twisted and turned. First shifted by Pope Gregory in the sixth century during a sermon, his words labeled Mary Magdalene as a “sinner/prostitute.” These words stuck to her and (seemed to) remove her credibility. Yet, truth rises to the top and her REAL POWER could not be buried. In the late 1800’s, the well-preserved codex of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene was discovered in upper Egypt. In it, Mary Magdalene’s love for Christ shines through. It’s clear to 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…
Marked for Resurrection
A blend of ash and oilsmudged upon my forehead.This mark.Not one of mourning,nor for the mortality of suffering —but rather,to honor the dust of our livesas atoms of transformationthat hover in the wakeof our becoming. Divine breath speaks,“Let there be light.”And, there IS.Here —I am sparked. Lit anewto walk the road,shed outgrown skin,claim holy desires that reside within,walk toward the resurrectionof Christlikeness only I can bring to the world. Today, I am marked to live fully. And, it is good.Very good.
Rhythm of Solitude & Community
A poem about the rhythm of solitude and community.
Creativity as a Catalyst of Healing
Sharing an article I wrote for Columbia Theological Seminary entitled, ‘Creativity as a Catalyst of Healing’ that explores the “I’m not creative” belief that many people claim. A few years ago, I completed work at CTS in Spiritual Formation. When I began, I didn’t even know what Spiritual Formation was. When I completed the work, I wondered how I’d survived so long without it (the formation and practices). The Spiritual Formation work truly transformed the way I experienced day to day living and had me asking hard questions about the faith I’d lived for so long. I connected back with…