“No amount of love can cure madness or unblacken one’s dark moods.  Love can help, it can make the pain more bearable, but always one is beholden to medication that may or may not always work and may or may not be bearable.  Madness, on the other hand, most certainly can, and often does kill […]

“’Even in our sleep pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until in our own despair against our will comes wisdom from the awful grace of God.’  What we need in the United States is not division, what we need in the United States is not hatred, what we need in […]

As I attempt to determine amidst disorganization how to keep my thoughts on you, Lord, it’s just to you my heart is moored: adoration.   When Satan gains we see no light that’s visible to guide, unite. This circumstance calls for our trust, our patience and our refocused views from God’s sight.   While Jesus […]

President Trump is becoming ever more sad and cynical, day by day revealing his tortured relationship to the truth. We cannot deny, at least to ourselves, the eroding of principles and moral virtue by our president and those surrounding him in the White House. Equally as disappointing is the deafening silence from the majority in […]

“Mercy means that we no longer constantly judge everybody’s large and tiny failures, foolish hearts, dubious convictions, and inevitable bad behavior. We will never do this perfectly, but how do we do it better? How do we mostly hold people we’ve encountered with the understanding of a wise, caring mother who has seen it all, […]

A picture is worth a thousand words. Thank you, from grateful nations.                        

Unfold your broken, injured wings and let the Spirit set you free. We’ve all been folded, damaged, cracked yet healing waits a “yes” within.   As voice of Spirit calms and sings, allows you through God’s eyes to see a shining you where nothing’s lacked in order to anew begin.   With this relationship God […]

You don’t know me but I’m your brother; I was raised here in this living hell. You don’t know my kind in your world. Fairly soon the time will tell. You – telling me the things you’re gonna do for me. I ain’t blind and I don’t like what I think I see. Takin’ it […]

When I was hobbled, trying to figure out how to eke from life what I needed, I searched for things and people to fill me, to complete me. Anne Lamott1 expresses the longing beautifully: There was usually an initial flurry of hope and sex, maybe even of rich love, but ultimately we discovered that it […]

“I don’t have to fully write my private story. It’s being written with me and in me. I am already a character on the stage. I am being used, I am being chosen, I am being led. [I am] both the agony and the ecstasy of God that is happening inside, and all [I] can […]