Fusion: The Art of Glass and Grace

“All the arts we practice are apprenticeship.  The big art is our life.”  –M. C. Richards The Fusion Retreat that Armandee Drew and I are leading Nov. 15-16th (as part of the Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Seminary in Atlanta) uses the metaphor of glass as a way to enrich our spiritual lives. WhileContinue reading “Fusion: The Art of Glass and Grace”

TIKKUN OLAM-3 STEPS TO REPAIR THE WORLD

The question this season is: What are your New Year’s resolutions? My answer is: Asking people, “How are you moving toward health this year?” I believe the more we ask each other that question, the more we will move toward the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam–World Repair.   Tikkun Olam is interpreted in Wikipedia asContinue reading “TIKKUN OLAM-3 STEPS TO REPAIR THE WORLD”

Mismatched

Last Sunday I put on a stunning outfit–an expensive hand me down top (from a friend) with a pair of pants from my closet–and I walked out the door proudly. I taught adult Sunday school at church, and even led the children’s sermon. It was not until coffee hour, when I realized that my topContinue reading “Mismatched”

Black and Blue

I’m a mandated reporter, “one who is required by law to report reasonable suspicions of abuse.” As an educator of at risk youth for over 30 years, I’ve seen just about everything with regard to children and abuse. Things that still haunt me at night if I don’t pray through it. I’m here to reportContinue reading “Black and Blue”

Soul Feast

Women in ministry see it all: families torn apart by addiction, mental illness, poverty and greed. We hear parents anguish over what they should have done differently. We try to bring light and hope in the midst of deathbed regrets, and newborns with feeding tubes. We long to sit at Jesus’ feet and rest forContinue reading “Soul Feast”

Breathe In

I wrote this on Christmas Eve. But today is the first time I could muster strength to post it, due to a weeklong bout with bronchitis… Dec. 24, 2015 For the first time in three days, I woke up today and it didn’t hurt to breathe. When you can’t breathe, everything gets blown out ofContinue reading “Breathe In”