Last September my children, a neighbor and I were outside in the front yard when we heard shots fired half a block away. We have always felt very safe in our neighborhood, so at first we didnʼt know what had happened. Minutes later, police cars careened down our street... [more]
Our Collective Journal
"I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints
in writing of my experience of the goodness of God."
When was a time that your body
helped you see the Light?
Song of Solomon, painting by Cody F. Miller
Song of Solomon 2:1-17. http://www.codyfmiller.com/
Glow in the dark (Photo by Margaret Kellermann)
The windowsill saint is glowing from inside, at sunset. Her body is giving off light stored from the day.
Glasses halfway down her nose,
Staring me down—
No ruckus allowed! Nagging me.
I repay her with all kinds of grief:
the same currency she grants me.
I cartoon her chin wattle, her saggy arms,
laughing at her wide behind. Caught,
I’m banished to the Principal—
Corporal re-education—a... [more]
This experience has come through my awareness of a large construction project at my living community, Rose Villa. Due to begin actively this coming winter and to last perhaps eighteen months intensely, this project will be big (about half of our landscape), disruptive (right in the middle and affecting... [more]
This video by Melanie Weidner is an invitation to honor and celebrate the gifts of the human body.
In addition to the original stories listed, we've also collected a few classic quotations on the theme of this Chapter. To read these quotes,
please click on the link below.