Tag Archives: community

Resilience: When Life Hands You Lemons

This morning in the worship service, I shared a presentation about Lemonade, and one perspective on how to think about the lemons that life hands you.  I’d like to share another take on this adage.  A (lemon) twist, if you … Continue reading

Posted in Resilience | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Woyaya: The Long Way ‘Round

“I’ve got my ticket for the long way ’round, The one with the prettiest view. It’s got mountains, it’s got rivers, It’s got woods that’ll give you shivers But it sure would be prettier with you.” ~ When I’m Gone, … Continue reading

Posted in Woyaya | Tagged , | 2 Comments

We Are: One

“For each child that’s born the morning star rises and sings to the universe who we are.”* Yesterday was my birthday.  Those of you who know me personally already know this because, well, Facebook.  Because it was my birthday, and … Continue reading

Posted in We Are | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Love Makes a Bridge: Where is the Love? part 2

I have always been a relatively optimistic person.  I see the silver linings in situations, I see hope on even the farthest horizon, and I believe that people are inherently good, at the core.  I abhor injustice, and I break … Continue reading

Posted in Love Makes a Bridge | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Love Makes a Bridge: Where is the Love–part 1

This. Slays me. Breaks me. Opens me. Please listen. Again and again. The group, The Black Eyed Peas, has done and re-done this amazing, devastating, healing song.  It is a bridge.  It is a bridge in so many ways.  It … Continue reading

Posted in Love Makes a Bridge | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

June 27 – Listening: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Anyone here who has had a conversation with me over the last year or so  knows that I have been grieving and processing the death of my mother in November of 2104.  As the executrix of the estate my parents … Continue reading

Posted in Listening | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Listening: Whose Headphones?

For quite a few years, something called a “Silent Disco” has been gaining popularity.  It’s a party at which there are several DJs playing different music, and all of the guests wear headphones, each with the ability to individually control … Continue reading

Posted in Listening | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Belonging: Someplace We Belong

Outwitted: He drew a circle that shut me out – heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: we drew a circle that took him in!        — Edwin Markham When … Continue reading

Posted in Belonging | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Harbor: Would You Harbor Me?

Would you harbor me? Would I harbor you? Would you harbor a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew, a heretic, convict, or spy? Would you harbor a runaway woman or child, a poet, a prophet, a king? Would you harbor an … Continue reading

Posted in Harbor | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harbor: Welcome Home!

Welcome Home! I love to travel, and I love to come home. When I leave my house for an extended time, I actually say out loud, “Bye house!” And when I return, I say, “Welcome home!” How often have you … Continue reading

Posted in Harbor | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment