The Women Show Up

“But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.” –Luke 23:49 “The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.” – Luke 23:55-56 The women show up to hold space to grieve painwith prayer The women show upto support the Christto embrace one anotherwith love The women show upto honor their truthto claim their…

Confessions to Imagination

Have you ever put your imagination on hold? Or, worse, ignored imagination completely? Here’s a poem of my Confessions to Imagination. Sending love and colorful waves your way!

Honoring the Past Year (and her colorful embrace)

Twelve months ago,a brisk January beginning,a gift in her hand.“Open it”, she swoons.Wrappings fell to the floor,a box lid yawns wide,reveals a rainbow blanket splayed in glory,a present of presence. “Let’s switch places,” she poses.My clenched grip of striving unfurls, Iplace my efforts on the golden altar.Allow her, the new year,to swaddle me close in a colorful embrace.She places me on her lap,spins her song of beauty, places silky medicine in my heart. Upside down,cocooned for a year —Anointed with color,the paint of cosmic swirls shifting cells, metaphors ofancient stories unlock theirmystery of knowing through the gatewayof an unadorned canvas….

The Jesus Gap (Formation Resources, Pt. 3)

Hi friends, As a follow up to my last two posts (The Jesus Gap, Parts One and Two), I wanted to give you some resources that have been helpful on my path for your further exploration. Books to Read: Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life by Marjorie Thompson A wonderful overview to introduce you to spiritual practice in your everyday life. Inner Compass by Margaret Silf This book is a friend for your inner journey. If you’re asking questions like, “What is my life about? How do I decide between all the choices coming at me? Isn’t…