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…

Me Too!

  It’s not in the words she speaks, rather, her lack of language endears her to me. The way she moves silent, a wisp, whir, woo, wrapping warm around me. No advice passes her lips, rather, she sits patient, her hand a snug blanket to my suffering. Her eyes tender, a compassionate glance, a knowing gaze speaks “Me too, I understand.” Her presence, a million unspoken words, one encompassing love.  To Ponder: “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep…

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…