when it’s not that profound…and it is.

We made it to church this morning! {and by “made it to church” I mean that my three wildling boys and I physically entered our local church sanctuary to pray and listen and read and learn with others who participate in Christ} It was restless and lovely and distracting and thought-provoking. Kind of like The … Continue reading

and behold, duty was joy

Recently, many peers have shared this quote: I slept and dreamt that life was Joy I woke and saw that life was Duty. I acted, and behold, Duty was Joy.  – Rabindranath Tagore I found it both beautiful and annoying. I liked the sound of it but saw that conclusion seemed to indicate work. While … Continue reading

Repentance and Rocks

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself – and be lenient to everybody else.” – H.W.B. Ward Beecher Browsing various pages online (ie. ignoring my tasks at hand!) led me to the above quote. I’ve read it … Continue reading

While skiing this afternoon, I reflected more on my newest ‘one word’ (“Rise”). It stood out to me how ‘Rise’ is usually presented in the positive. We do not rise away, instead we rise towards or within. At times, we may be called to rise against, but again, that is still moving forward, in the … Continue reading

Rise!

It’s the first day of the new calendar year. On this day, bloggers everywhere are sharing about their new ‘one word’ for the year. For me, the first of January does not hold quite the same thrill and meaning as in previous years. Through life and change, I’ve become much more of a Rosh Hashanah/Autumnal … Continue reading

Presence (continuing thoughts on the word)

To be present. To be open. To exist in that eternal now, that constant flow, that forever present. That is presence. That is existence beyond ‘survival’. We can stand in the river and feel its rush, its pressure, its current and pulse and overwhelming swirl and try to walk upstream, slog along through the day, … Continue reading

Present

Today has been a blur of boys and food and autumn and boys and tidying and did I mention those boys? Blood and tears were shed (yes, really) as we worked out our expressions of deep dark humanity, personality, depravity, and humour (cuz really, what else can we do with it all when it feels … Continue reading

It’s Time

Two full seasons. Two full cycles of moon and planting and growth and now, harvest. Many nights have passed since I’ve come to this space to write and share and Open. Can you believe I left this space way back at the Spring Equinox? Far back before the seeds sprouted or the heat and storms … Continue reading

Towards Wholeness and Life…in the living

(This is LONG. If you want, just skip down to Pt. 4 and go from there) Hello dear friends, A blog. A story, a record, a community, an expression of art. Relationships, questions, conversations, journeys. A type of map; from and to and in between. So much, yet in some ways…so little. A decade of … Continue reading

Thanks for waiting! (insert scratchy telephone music ;) )

I think I’m getting somewhere. One month ago, I had almost decided to delete this blog and quit blogging altogether. My questions included: – Why am I writing this in a public forum? What am I truly contributing? With all the blogs out there, why am I giving this much time and thought and…? – … Continue reading

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