“We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly but does not take place within myself? And, what good is it to me if Mary is full of grace if I am not also full of grace? What … Continue reading What to do with a childless mother?
What is a name but a vocalized jumble of consonants and vowels by which others call you? Your name is the sound your mother whispered to you, exhausted and sweaty, in the first moments of your life. The sound your best friend yelled across the gym locker room. The sound your partner moans in your … Continue reading What’s in a name?
God Says Yes To Me by Kaylin Haught I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic and she said yes I asked her if it was okay to be short and she said it sure is I asked her if I could wear nail polish or not wear nail polish and she said … Continue reading Yes or no?
O Goddess How sorry I am to have ignored you for so long, to have rejected your loving embrace You are at once fierce and compassionate, wild and gentle, ineffable and concrete. You encompass all the earth and the far reaches of the cosmos. You support and nourish all, you emerge from all - even … Continue reading Tara’s Tears
I'm in workshop with Mirabai Starr this weekend. There's so much to write, but I wanted to share one exercise - a freewriting exercise in which we filled in the blanks of two different prompts. I believe _______ I believe What do I believe? I believe in questions opening the heart and the mind. I … Continue reading Believe.
My mother sent me this article a few days ago.. Prayer Shaming and San Bernadino: Choosing Policy Over God "Prayer, it seems, is no longer a politically acceptable response to tragedy. Instead, we're being told to put our trust in something else." Ugh. This article sounds like a whiny baby wrote it. I feel exasperated writing this. … Continue reading Does prayer work?
I'm constantly discovering new answers to this question as "interfaith" can mean many things. Sometimes the word describe what happens when people of disparate religions come together for dialogue, hopefully for the sake of increased understanding and peace-building. For others, "interfaith" is a personal identifier, a way to explain a spiritual life that is rooted … Continue reading What does it mean to be an interfaith minister?
I'm tired of waiting around. Aren't you? C'mon You take that corner I'll take this one And working together We'll lift the veil I can't do it without you C'mon, it'll be fun! We'll run like we did when we were kids As fast as we can Holding the veil behind us like a wide, … Continue reading You’re invited to: The Apocalypse