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…

The Jesus Gap (a struggle to live out holy love, Pt. One)

Let me tell you something very honest about myself. I’ve been that person in groups talking about God. I’ve read lots of books about theology. I’ve taken in ridiculous amounts of knowledge about Jesus. I’ve learned how to discuss my belief. I’ve served publicly with a smile on my face. And yet, often, after it was all over, I’d go back into my ordinary, everyday, private life struggling to live this holy love out. Let’s be clear. I have a deep love for Jesus. I mean, Jesus is just cool. There is nothing boring about Him. He’s not soft and…