Reflections from Our Directors

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Let’s start 2021 by recalibrating our intentions to our most important values that will guide our choices (big and small) in the months ahead, regardless of external events.

Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections

First Advent…then Christmas...followed by Epiphany...reflections from my Minnesota backyard! Indeed, sunny, beautiful Minnesota winters offer peaceful mornings for backyard reflection! My Advent meditations on this photo led me to recognize those areas of darkness and...

A Holy Emptiness

During this darkest time of the year, I’m sitting with a powerful poem that celebrates emptiness. Oblation     By Elizabeth B. Rooney I hope each day To offer less to You, Each day By Your great love to be Diminished Until at last I am So decreased...

Acts of Kindness

In the beautifully illustrated book, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, Charlie Mackesyoffers wisdom for young and old alike. Sitting together on a tree branch, the mole asks the boy, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “Kind,” said the boy. The pandemic...

Grief and the Holidays

“There is much I want to say, as if the saying could prepare you for this path, as if there is anything I could offer that would make your way less circuitous, more smooth....”  ~The Shimmering Hours  (Jan Richardson) The holidays ideally are a time of food and...