brave, change, darkness, days, grief, jan richardson, lent, light, rest, seasons, suffering


Here I am again, in the dark. I thought I’d been through this already. I thought I made it out of the dark. I thought I learned this lesson. But, there’s more to learn. The darkness has returned. In Jan Richardson’s book Circle of Grace, I’m reading and rereading her blessings for Lent. This selection… Continue reading Again

cross, darkness, denali, grief, lent, liturgical, ministry, quilting, solstice, suffering


I’m struggling to focus my thinking enough to write something coherent today. I could ignore my goal of writing every day during Lent. I did say I wouldn’t write if I had nothing to say. And, I’ve already missed one day, so what will it hurt to miss another? I don’t want to write today… Continue reading Unfocused

gratitude, grief, jan richardson, light, liturgical, rumi, suffering


In preparation for Transfiguration Sunday I’ve been reading two of Jan Richardson’s poems this week. I appreciate how multiple readings leads me to see new things each time. In her poem “Dazzling” I saw this today: The unforgettable light you have carried all this way Initially I thought: I’m sure I’ve got that. There is… Continue reading Guests