• New Year

    There is a quiet courage In the choice to let go of the past, in the choice to be present in this new day to live for this hour, this moment and to believe in its possibility – to release the regrets, to stop the spinning stories of what was…

  • Whatever you have come in anticipating Whatever you expect Or worry For our world, for the future For our lives – Let it go Make space in your heart to be surprised Make room in your soul For a new story to take shape Let astonishment be possible At this…

  • This world goes too fast to say all the stories that fill our lives. We struggle for the words and the friends that would listen, that would witness this much beauty, this relentless loss, this courage to continue on claiming confidence and joy. Here in this place let us mark…

  • In this weary world we too often wake wondering what shattering of the heart today will bring In this world Joy is an act of resistance And singing too Hope is a stubborn practice An insistent assertion That not everything can be undone So let us come now determined to…

  • There is nothing you need to bring with you to be welcome here no right beliefs or proof of citizenship no eternal optimism or clarity of conviction no boundless courage or endless expertise You do not need to know what brought you here Or how you will solve that problem…

  • There is nothing you need to bring with you to be welcome here no right beliefs or proof of citizenship no eternal optimism or clarity of conviction no boundless courage or endless expertise You do not need to know what brought you here Or how you will solve that problem…

  • For all the promises we make here We never promise That your heart will not break That your heart could be brave, bold, bursting open And be saved from that ache That sweeps over all of life We can only hope to bolster that bravery Quiet the ache Be a…

  • What’s going to happen? Will everything be ok? What can I do? In these days we find ourselves too often Stuck with these questions on repeat What’s going to happen? / Will everything be ok? /What can I do? We grasp at signs and markers, articles of news and analysis…