Find the Ancient Path (A Blessing)

FIND THE ANCIENT PATH Our path Isn’t our path Until it connects us To that Ancient Route Of meaning and purpose, carrying treasures And stories Across generations And continents.   Our path isn’t our path Until we find the Ancient Route Calling us to Wholeness love Water life. Find this Ancient Path And we become […]

Circling Silence Seven Times

“Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.” – Mark 16:8 I woke up yesterday morning after a lovely, vivid dream. I dreamt a whole bunch of us were having dinner—a feast, I might say—over at Sarah Bessey’s house with Rachel Held […]

We Write to Make Bread

Anais Nin said we write to taste life twice. Today, this thought has pushed itself to the front of my chest: We, followers of the Way, those of us who quest to know Spirit and dwell in Love, we write to make bread. I know, for me, this is my serving. This is my offering. […]

I am a Writer: Making My Statement to a Windy Hallway and a Cold Dismissal

Yesterday, I joined Jeff Goins’ 15-Day Writing Challenge: Mastering the Habits of Great Writers. Today’s challenge is on The Declaration Every Great Writer Makes. I don’t struggle with calling myself a writer. I took the leap into this identity as writer–standing in that simple, yet audacious statement–in 1999. Even though I thought this was my […]

Cooking with Words and Sitting at the table of community

On writing, solitude, community and how our freedom is tied up in each other Writing, for me—even when I worked as a reporter—has always been solitary. Bum on chair. Stories on paper. Words were written either into a private journal or into black ink that printed off on presses and got shipped into houses somewhere […]