saying yes

Lately I’ve caught myself wondering what would have happened if I hadn’t said yes. If I hadn’t said yes to being here, to living in a monastery for a year. Yes to living an overwhelming, transforming, grace-filled life, full stop, day and night, up close and personal. Yet here I am. Two thirds of the […]

Planting (2)

It snowed a few days ago, but I don’t feel like the world is quite so cold and dead because I’m looking out the window over a planter full of tiny micro greens, happily craning their heads to the weak sun. It’s hard, in fact, to see anything but life and growth in my windows […]

a note on recent words of unwelcoming

How do we make meaning out of what seems to be intolerable? Incoherent? Inherently evil? The last few days, I’ve opened my laptop, terrified of finding out what new legislative event has happened while I’ve been away. And every time I think that there couldn’t be anything worse, there it is, the next day. Seeing […]