Category: Life Together
Writing In Community: What Does This Look Like?
Many of us are used to writing alone. We might writing our blog posts alone at our desk at home, or we might take a walk with our nature journal and sit on a log while writing down some thoughts, or we might visit the […]
From Lost to Found: Book Thoughts
I am in the midst of reading a wonderful book called One Coin Found: How God’s Love Stretches To The Margins by Rev. Emmy Kegler. A book that stops me in my tracks to take a deep breath and ponder for hours. A book that […]
What Makes a Dwelling Place Home?
Can a parking lot become a dwelling place? Can a draped sheet become a home? This past summer, as the building next door became vacant and up for lease, a few homeless folks began camping out in varying forms of tents and dwelling places in […]
Shalom: Love Them From The Rooftops?
There are moments when you feel the needle moving, when you feel the arch of the universe actually bending towards justice and love and shalom. — Sarah Bessey It was a long day at work. I was coming home, and looking for the slightest encouragement […]
My Village, Your Village
My village is not the typical village I dreamt it would be when I was younger … but maybe there’s no such thing as typical? Do you ever wonder, who will be there for you if you are struggling, if you get really sick, have […]
Tiny Cat: Heart of A Lion
How many of you have a small cat that loves you with a huge fierceness? My Keko-cat started out as a rescue, skin and bones and hungry and dirty-white-street-smudged all over. She quickly became my friend, then delegated me as her best friend, deciding that […]
Top Ten Ways To Become A Sleeping Beauty
Even the worst sleeper can become a sleeping beauty. I have learned over the years that it’s a skill, and one that we have to learn and work at. We can teach ourselves to sleep well, just as we can teach children to sleep. It’s […]
Dear Porch Lights: Why Can’t Love Do More?
Dear Porch Lights, Running from dusk towards dark, you led me home. So often, darkness is interrupted by light and love. It’s hard to know it’s coming, it’s hard to wait for it, it’s hard to even see it sometimes, but I believe it’s there. […]
Living Like Percy: The Love Of A Dog
Love, love, love, says Percy. And run as fast as you can along the shining beach, or the rubble, or the dust. Then, go to sleep. Give up your body heat, your beating heart. Then, trust. — Mary Oliver There is something about dogs that makes me want to live […]