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Gratitute 32: Out of hope, immaculate imperfection

“What gives you hope?” my minister Rob Hardies often gets asked. But since the election, he’s been getting it all the time (according to the… 1,558 more words


On Intersectionality

Today, I have been thinking about feminism and intersectionality. There’s lots of good–and some perhaps-not-so-good–commentary on the webs these days about the Women’s March coming up in a few weeks. 436 more words



Toad. Symbol–for me, at least–of grounding, of quiet, thoughtful observation. The toad is a wise ¬†and patient watcher who doesn’t get rattled about much of anything, except perhaps grabby humans. 79 more words


Fellowship Meal

Gratitude List:
(Brought to you by a Mennonite Fellowship Meal and a Full Belly)
1. Curried Lentils
2. Red Beet Egg
3. Creamed Corn
4. Kale Salad… 6 more words


Three Crows

This is a public domain stock photo that I filtered. I wanted an image of three crows in a tree.

Today we packed up Christmas. I like to keep the decorations up through the twelve days, but then we need to get our space back. 389 more words


Gratitudes: January 1-7, 2017

It’s been a crazy week back to work! I was super busy and neglected my blog-posting duties. Oops! Here’s what I was thankful for this week… 597 more words


The Book

The Twelve Nights are finished. I might have resisted this waking up, resented this leaving of the cocoon, but for the bright surprise of the snow, the sun enlivening it to an almost unbearable shine, the way the Light shone so forcefully on this Epiphany day. 390 more words