In the Darkness of Friday

I pry through my closed blinds and notice glints of pink and magenta. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom and are caught in the steady waves of a light breeze. Spring is here. But on this side of my blinds, it remains dark and cold. I light a candle and whisper, “Lord, have mercy.” […]

Rest in Reason, Move in Passion, Rise in Love

The awakening has started, there’s no denying it. The drowsy are stirring, the young are rising, and the resistance is forming. I saw it in the streets of Portland, when thousands banded together to mourn and grieve the recent election. I saw it when local high school students participated in an organized walk out, trying […]

Dear Justice

Dear Justice, Old friend, it has been a while, hasn’t it? Do you remember those countless, sleepless nights when we sat on my bedroom floor, planning meetings, writing grant proposals and dreaming of days when peace would reign and love would flourish? Remember those long, passionate speeches I would give my peers on why they […]

Where Love Abides

I ring in each New Year with a reflective practice I learned from a mentor. While my mentor practices this on a weekly (or perhaps a daily) basis, I’ve found this meditation a helpful way to re-center myself at the end of each year. It’s a way to reset and commence a new season by […]

Is It Too Early To Talk About Christmas?

Is it too early to talk about Christmas? I’m not one to break the tradition of decorating the tree or singing carols before December 1, but this year feels different. This year, I’m feeling the pangs and the longing for the season. This year, there’s an urgency for the Savior. My Facebook feed looks like […]