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Springtime of Creativity

Springtime of Creativity

Our Creative Universe! Some years ago I was out on the rocks at Eastern Point Retreat in Massachusetts. The sun had popped up from the Atlantic that bright Sunday morning and I lingered long at the edge of the world, listening, watching, waiting, and becoming aware of the living water’s caress of the ancient rocks which held me.  I imagined back 4 billion years ago […]

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Here Comes the Possible

Here Comes the Possible

“The winter of our discontent…” These words might describe how I and so many Americans feel in this “dark time” of our political scene, our ecological reality, and the many kinds of oppressive power and violence that are creating a world of such suffering. In recent weeks while walking through the early morning woods I could just feel the sap rising in the trees around […]

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The Journey

The Journey

Have you noticed an innate sense of moving through a “between” time the last few days?    We have just passed the midpoint of winter in our northern hemisphere calendar, and the beginning of spring in the Celtic calendar marked by Bridget’s day and Imbolc.  I wonder if many of us are feeling that sense of spring’s promise?   I find myself in a very significant […]

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Mary Did You Know?

Mary Did You Know?

Each year these darkest days of the year around the Winter Solstice seem to draw us inward and invite reflection. As we near Christmas we find ourselves thinking more deeply about our loved ones, how we want to be with them, gift them with our love. We contemplate our own lives too, and our changing world. If we are paying attention, we feel ourselves being drawn […]

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We Hold A Treasure

We Hold A Treasure

WE HOLD A TREASURE And it is Earth!  Our beautiful, fragile nourishing planet.  We in the Midwest have been blessed with a beautiful and abundant spring and summer; and now a vibrant, fragrant and colorful autumn.  We are lavished with love. During these months we have come to recognize ever more clearly, that Earth is in our hands. We humans have developed powers which are […]

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An Invitation To See

An Invitation To See

Hello and welcome! Perhaps one of Life’s great unexpected gifts is the unexpected arrival of a “good companion on the way,” someone with kindred gifts and ways of seeing. Len Sroka is such a gift to me. Over some years now we have shared our creative work with each other and been mutually inspired and encouraged in the creative journey. In this blog, may you […]

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Why Do I Care?

Why Do I Care?

What absolutely beautiful summer days these are here! Perfect sunny temperatures, the disappearance of mosquito hoards, abundant flowers, veggies and berries in our gardens, eating in the courtyard—it most certainly is a time for huge gratitude for the gift of life and for the generosity and beauty of our beautiful Earth!! Yet we know that all is not well.

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Blessed Be!

Blessed Be!

Blessed Be! And what blessings for our world . . . this encyclical and Pope Francis!  Here we have a clear, comprehensive, straightforward and intelligent expose that recognizes and values Earth as our Sacred Source of life and sustenance and whose gifts are to be shared among all Earth’s family! “Laudato Si’ is absolutely stunning in sweep, depth, and wisdom. It is exactly the right document, […]

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Allurement

Allurement

Often when we are invited to “come away” for a time of prayer and contemplation, we are drawn into the greater dimensions of our reality.  We experience ourselves once again as earlier humans did, as members of a living Universe, a vibrant, nourishing community of life. It is June.  I arrived at Christ in the Wilderness, a Center for Solitude, on a very hot afternoon […]

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