Word

I, who live by words, am wordless when I try my words in prayer. All language turns To silence. Prayer will take my words and then Reveal their emptiness. The stilled voice learns To hold its peace, to… Read More

The Unqualified Yes

“In a very real sense not one of us is qualified, but it seems that God continually chooses the most unqualified to do his work, to bear his glory. If we are qualified, we tend to think that… Read More

Art & Faith

As this advent series nears its destination, I leave you with this remarkable excerpt by Madeleine L’Engle (from Winter Song) alongside Robert Graham’s extraordinary bronze sculpture of the Virgin Mary from the grand entrance to Our Lady of… Read More

Believer and wanderer

Two Advent offerings for today. First, a poem by Madeleine L’Engle: THE GLORY Without any rhyme Without any reason my heart lifts to light in this bleak season Believer and wanderer caught by salvation stumbler and blunderer into… Read More

Widen my imagination

Last night I attended the first Advent service of the season. It was to feature my favorite liturgy, the Holden Village Evening Prayer service created by Marty Haugen. My daughter and I braved 60 mile-an-hour winds as we… Read More