Breathe Deeply: A Prayer and A Song for the New Year

Editor’s note: We are so honoured to start off the new year with the voice of one of our indigenous sisters. Melaney honors us with her presence, her voice, her song and her gift of words. She goes first, like our sister Miriam. Together, we long for the Promised Land. Together, we long for a new world.  By Melaney […]

The Process of Restoration

Light filtered in the bay window, glinted on the freshly painted walls. I stood in the dining room of our first home, still in awe that it actually belonged to us. Five months pregnant with our second baby, I set out to clean every surface and set up each room just perfectly for our new […]

The Hopes and Fears of All the Years

There has been so much noise all day voices barking in tongues foreign to my ear feet and hooves on cobblestone dirt and woodsmoke the bleating of a hundred sheep a fierce whistle laced with spittle There has been so much pain all day My feet they are swollen and crusted with sand and dirt My […]

Aren’t We All Just Spinning?

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” —Melody Beattie If you were to come and sit on my […]

Saying Thank You to the Trees

In the last five years I’ve done several things my younger self would never have expected. But this one has to be right up there. I cried, watching, as my husband rode a backhoe up to the top of our wooden house frame and nailed a fresh fir bough to the highest peak. We’re not […]