Talk with the Preacher

Here’s a little poem for those of us suffering from New Year’s Resolution Fatigue (I just invented that disorder).  It’s from an amazing little book called God Got a Dog, written...

Calvary DC Deacon Chair 2014, Rachel Johnson, shared the following meditation during communion with the new 2014 deacon board today.  I loved it. “The internalizing of openness to God and concern...

In the dormancy of Lent we can take our cue from fallow fields, lying vacant but not abandoned in order to become more fruitful.   In these forty days, we can...

“Hope is not prognostication. It is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart; it transcends the world that is immediately experienced, and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons…It...

Maybe Sweet Jesus, talking    his melancholy madness,      stood up in the boat        and the sea lay down, silky and sorry.    So everybody was saved       that night....

Zero Circle by: Rumi (Version by Coleman Barks) Be helpless, dumbfounded, Unable to say yes or no. Then a stretcher will come from grace   to gather us up. We are too...

They say the wheel was invented and fire was discovered.   When you sit in the circle and rub together the sticks of your life, what grey smoke-signaled stories rise in...

Trying to Be Thoughtful in the First Brights of Dawn I am thinking, or trying to think, about all the imponderables for which we have no answers, yet endless interest all...

              The Old Poets of China Wherever I am, the world comes after me. It offers me its busyness.  It does not believe that I...

for the week of Epiphany… Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields and into the faces of the tulips and the...