Soulful Sojourning

The Lie of Grief

“All those years I fell for the great palace lie that grief should be gotten over as quickly as possible and as privately. But what I’ve discovered is that the lifelong fear of grief keeps us in a barren isolated ...
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The Gardener’s Gift

Our garden has become a grounding ritual for the whole family. If you watch carefully, you’ll notice if a plant is thriving or dying in the little moments–just like people. It’s the gardener’s gift, paying attention to all the elements ...

A Prayer for My Neighbors

Increase, O God, the spirit of neighborliness among us, that in peril we may uphold one another, in suffering tend to one another, and in homelessness, loneliness, or exile befriend one another. Grant us brave and enduring hearts that we may strengthen one another until the disciplines and testing of these days are ended, and you again give peace in our time, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer)

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Cultivating Creativity: Find Your Tribe

cre·a·tiv·i·ty/ˌkrēāˈtivədē/ noun the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Creativity is a spark that runs through all personality types, ages, and ethnicities. It’s deliciously universal. Unfortunately, so is the frustration that ...
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Keeping My Promise

My heart’s been poured into a lime green composition book this year. On the page, my morning laments morph into simple requests giving them life with pen and ink. Their stark presence on the page invite Christ in, begs for ...