Light a Candle With Me?

Will you light a candle with me today? A year ago, the U.S. capital was under attack in a brutal way. Through my eyes, what I saw as I watched the news was hate erupting, indignation and an attempt at a takeover. I won’t say that it didn’t scare me. It did. From my perspective, everything in the U.S. feels very polarized these days. You’re either on “this” side or “that” side. You either wear a mask, or you don’t. You either are “for” vaccination or you are against it. I read the letters sent in to the editor every…

Creative Advent: Self-Love

Robes of grace glow around her formbetween the doors of the altar,where she tends the heart of creationin the palm of her hands. In the innermost recesses,where the highest priests reside,Mary sews her sacred tale,dares to believe in her creative worth. She is the seamstress of heart, weaves the veil of enigmawith a red thread of love,dares to speak “Yes” to angelic request. Her unwed belly grows.Voices taunt, “You need to be saved.”She knows better than to believe she is broken;afterall, expansion is of God. Instead, she chooses to love herself andthe beating pulse of creativity within. She loves herself…