Between Heaven and Earth

(Sermon preached on November 20, 2016 at the Hermitage, scripture: Colossians 1:11-20 and Luke 23:33-56) The Buddhist nun, Pema Chödrön tells the story of a woman being chased by tigers. She gets to the edge of a cliff as the tigers close in … Continue reading

Violet Dreams

Last night, at the stroke of twelve, we let go of 2014. For some this “letting go” held regret, for others celebration. I’m not sure where I was on the spectrum between the wistful romanticism of another year gone and … Continue reading

2012: Reflection on the Questions

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Now that we are into February of the new year, I’m at a place removed so I can adequately reflect on … Continue reading

Funeral for a Dream

What happens to us when a deeply loved dream dies? Posters with stuck-in-a-jar kittens, agreed-upon national heroes, and determined turtles scream from my Facebook feed: “Never give up on your dreams!”  “Try one more time!”  “Just keep hanging on!”  “When … Continue reading