Hearing God in the Silence

by Heather Trapp | instagram: real.life.devotions.by.heather One day, everything was great. The next day, the bottom fell out. My well-strategized pastoral career plan hit a wall.  I called my husband, who truly felt bad but had no idea what to say. Then I called my best friend, who graciously listened to me rant. Finally I called […]

The River and the Imaginary Variable

By Natalie Patton | Twitter: @naticakes1016 I was raised on the banks of the Saline River in Benton, Arkansas. My “home” was a miniature distributary where the water was just calm and shallow enough to settle in cozily. My “food” was giant sycamore leaves I called fish. It was where I learned to tread water. It was where […]

The Pulse of Water

On days when the wind arrives heavy with smells from the North and the Gingko trees start bleeding gold you can stand at the edge of the lake and watch it quietly lap at the shore Sometimes when you close your eyes you can even feel the pulse of the water and all its tender […]

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 […]

My #OneWord365 for 2017

I resisted my one word this year. We’ve lived in this house now for 13 years and I will always remember the New Year’s Eve when we sat in the living room, while there was a ping pong tournament happening downstairs. My mother-in-law asked us what ONE WORD we wanted to focus on for the next […]