April 16

“Hope is made for those whose normal
turns to ashes,
becomes something unrecognizable
in the hand.”
—excerpted from Ana Lisa de Jong’s “Hope is Made”

“God is near to us at the point that is just before final destruction. Take away everything else down to that point of final destruction, and the last little bit that’s left… a little kernel of gold which is the essence of you—and there is God protecting it…. And this is something terrific.” —Thomas Merton, a passage from Mystical Hope

light and shadow — one
beyond our knowing… questions
give way to mercy.

Yesterday I watched a moving documentary on Sister Rosetta Tharpe who was just inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

“Up above my head I hear music in the air.”
Here’s one place you can learn more about this amazing trailblazer – http://globalworship.tumblr.com/…/sister-rosetta-tharpe….

It’s both hard and humbling when I encounter stories like Rosetta Tharpe’s… stories that deserve to be heard and remembered… stories that are “wholeness in motion.”

Grateful for the prophets among us who hear the music up above their heads and then sing it. May our ears be open.


Wild and free… a universal pattern of the undoing of death. Yes! That’s resurrection!

These are notes from a journaling group a couple years back with Richard Rohr’s Immortal Diamond.


“When life, love or loss lift the veil, eyes, hearts, and horizons are transfigured.” ~Joe Grant


Yes… and Rise Up Creative


There’s an expression in El Salvador, perhaps in other Latin American countries too, “Primero Dios.” I wasn’t thinking about that expression at all when I wrote “We love because God first loved us” on this page, but as I was cropping it for instagram, there it was.

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