Spirit of Summertime

Hi friends… It’s about the time of year I like to take a Sabbath from blogging each week. I plan to have a restful July and come back in early August. This break gives me time to enjoy my kiddos on their summer break, take vacation AND listen for exciting, new, inner stirrings. Thanks for sticking with me as I explore faith, poetry and art in creative ways. One exciting development is that beginning in August I will have a few of my prints for sale on Etsy. I’ll let you know when my shop is open! Until then, here…

Trinity Woos

Trinity birthed from wholeness, wooing with each breath. Parent, child, spirit, our guiding light within. Loving parent nurtures, “I accept you as you are.” Playful child sparkles, “Remember what is true.” Raucous spirit drifts warm, “I am with you, far and wide.” Trinity, free-whirling entities, dancing, joyful as one. This, a sacred mystery, ours to behold. Ours to receive. To Ponder: “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your…

Advent Pilgrimage

It’s hard to believe, but next Sunday begins Advent. Advent is a journey. A season inviting us to prepare. A season asking us to engage and dance with it. We wait with the hope of new birth in the world. This year, I have teamed up with my friend, Monica Hix, creator of Inner Ground, and Jacinta White, poet/writer, to provide a free, online Advent Retreat. Each week, art (Ally Markotich), poetry (Jacinta White) and meditation (Monica Hix) along with guidelines for using Visio Divina and journaling prompts as an invitation to deeper reflection will be offered. The themes each week…

She Wisdom

In the book of Proverbs, Wisdom takes shape as a woman. She doesn’t slink back into dark corners keeping her opinion to herself. No, she uses her wild voice and calls aloud to those on the street. She finds the place where paths meet and stands taller, stronger. She takes her space. She is a tree of life, ripe with fruit for those who seek her.  She is a keeper of the flame, a light for all. Her mouth speaks truth and liberation. She makes clear her feminine ways were birthed by God before the oceans were in place. She…