How I Learned to Stop Assuming the Worst

I’m wading through grad school right now, somewhere in the messy middle of things. My goal in doing the grad program I chose, had a lot to do with an inner restlessness I can’t quite explain, and a desire to know I’ve put my back into life and am making the most use of the cards […]

The Sacred Work of Empathy

By Sarah Henderson | Twitter: @sarahlowhen I sat in the hospital bed, the bright reading light shining on my newly born son in my hands. He was wrapped, not in a cotton swaddle, but rather bleached white washcloths in a crocheted blanket with a tiny silver tag that read, “Made for an angel.” A regularly scheduled […]

O Little Town

A wave rippled jagged and she felt him drop as if he might fall away from her forever sucked into the very marrow of the earth her pendulous belly left ringing empty her heart hollow as a drum But then lit with an ancient power she bellowed her voice arcing across all of time burning […]

12 Kinds of Confession

I must confess of my unspeakable thing in the dark, empty space between us. Deep calls out to deep beyond the eavesdroppers, real or imagined. Without a word I reveal my naked truth. I wince. Search me, know me, hear what I cannot say but must confess – but only to You. I must confess […]

I Am Beloved

“I kept running around it in large or small circles, always looking for someone or something able to convince me of my Belovedness. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the ‘Beloved.’ Being the Beloved expresses the core truth of our existence.” —Henri Nouwen, […]