Margaret D. McGee writes books about being alive in the cosmos, paying attention, and making connections.Continue reading “Margaret’s Books”
A guest post by David H. Schroeder, originally published in the Port Townsend Leader, reflects on gratitude for everyday blessings that weren't always everyday.
I am spending the winter exercising my muscles of Gratitude.Continue reading “Lucky Me: Exercising Gratitude For Things Great and Small”
In Always a Guest, Barbara Brown Taylor preaches good news to faith communities, seminarians, and readers in her role as guest preacher and messenger of hope.Continue reading ““Always a Guest” by Barbara Brown Taylor: Book Review”
A guest post by David H. Schroeder, originally published in the Port Townsend Leader, January 20, 2020, reflecting on another difficult winter not so long ago.
I find myself dreaming of other times and places. Can you blame me?Continue reading “When the Whole House Wore a Mask”
A guest post by David H. Schroeder, originally published in the Port Townsend Leader, December 2, 2020, reflecting on another very odd year with some parallels to our times.
I find myself dreaming of other times and places. Can you blame me?Continue reading “Dreaming of the ‘Frost Faire’ of 1565”
... to find the peace that comes from getting your heart broken.
Sunday afternoon, sitting on the deck. Sunny, cool breeze. Voices in the distance, coming from a a nearby porch. I think I recognize a neighbor’s voice.Continue reading “Why Read a Novel?”
For faith communities gearing up for the annual pledge drive: Here you'll find three sets of original stewardship skits designed to inspire, inform, and make people laugh.Continue reading “Stewardship Skits – Make ’em Laugh!”
“I remember that I’m invisible and walk softly so as not awake the sleeping ones. Sometimes it is best not to awaken them; there are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers.”Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
When did my bookshelf get so white?Continue reading “When did my bookshelf get so white?”
On August 18, I return to the Priory Spirituality Center for one of my favorite workshops to give: “Sharing the Creative Spark.” This relaxed and inviting 3-hour class focuses on mindful approaches to the “one-breath poem” commonly called haiku.Continue reading “Zoom: Sharing the Creative Spark”
"The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it." ― John Lewis
The above quotation is excerpted from “Together, You can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation” by John Lewis, published in the New York Times on July 30, 2020, the day of his funeral.Read more for a link to the complete text
On July 21, I’m delighted to be facilitating a Zoom workshop for the Priory Spirituality Center on what makes, repairs, and builds community in the places where we live.Continue reading “Zoom: Building Community from the Ground Up”