“The Swan” from Saint-Saëns’s The Carnival of the Animals…
“Let me fall if I must. The one I will become will catch me.” Baal Shem Tov Transitions are messy. Holy Week starts with the promise and jubilation of Palm Sunday. And then, Holy Week turns dark and tragic. But, we know the ending. Friday’s darkness turns into Sunday’s light. The week ends in Alleluia!Continue reading “Transitioning to Holy Week”
I wonder if you might notice anything a little strange about this image? I was in my newly-discovered neighborhood woods on my birthday in January, when I happened on this scene. I was struck by the vibrancy of the seemingly dead surroundings, the deep blue of the pond, the way it mirrored the woods surroundingContinue reading “The Whole Picture”
On this Sunday, I share a beautiful combination of two favorites…and different versions. Today, there is much to pray for and I ask you to pray as you listen to music from the late Ennio Morricone, who passed away in July of 2020. Shared by Marcie Doll
A Sunset in Zanzibar “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” Samuel Smiles Two sunsets from The Mara Narok, Kenya These photos were shared by Patricia Wu from her ongoing journey to Africa.
Today, we start a three-day journey with one of our leadership team members, Patricia Wu. She is currently traveling through several countries in Africa and shared some stories, pictures, and video for us to center our Lenten journey on nature. Nature has always been a source of inspiration, wonder and wisdom for me. On aContinue reading “A Three Day Journey to Africa”
Susan Ceely Phillips
I find my resurrections From dark, lonely, dreary tombs Of fear, separation and loss In the mockingbird that sings joyfully while playing hide and seek in the holly bush. In the thread of a text with beloved sisters who hear my cry. In the empathetic, sympathetic melodies of a piano and strings. In the chitContinue reading “Resurrections – again and again on this day”
On this Sunday with a moment of music, I share Yo-Yo Ma playing Dvorak’s Going Home. Yo-Yo Ma is an American of Asian descent. Today, I want to say a prayer of peace for all of those of Asian-descent, who call America, home. In the past year, the rate of hate crimes against Asian-Americans, especiallyContinue reading “Going Home”
A poem where light shines in the darkness.