When Theology Is Like Poetry

J_Lisha

As a young girl I’d imagine what life would be like in a mosque. I wanted to touch a prayer rug, smooth my hands over the knee worn familiar weft and, in holy adoration, bring my petitions before a God who would refuse me—if I didn’t get it right. I wanted to know what it […]

Ten Years and a T-Shirt

M_Sas

The other evening I pulled on an old T-shirt from a punk band I saw when I was a teenager. The sleeves are cut off and it is something I would never leave the house in now, but still, it’s a physical reminder of a time ten years ago, when I went to a concert, […]

Look Up and Live

A_Lisha

“There is an indefinable mysterious power that pervades everything, I feel it though I do not see it. It is this unseen power which makes itself felt and yet defies all proof, because it is so unlike all that I perceive through my senses. It transcends the senses.” – Mahatma Gandhi All winter long I’ve […]

When Beauty Brightens

A_Holly

“Let us not look for you only in memory, Where we would grow lonely without you. You would want us to find you in presence, Beside us when beauty brightens, When kindness glows And music echoes eternal tones.” -John O’Donohue My mom has been gone a year now. Yet, there are rigid corners of my […]

Into the Woods

M_Holly

I walk to the woods gathering sticks I gaze skyward, past the lace fringed leaves to the bluing dome bubbling higher and sometimes, all I manage is to place one foot in front of the other Each foot sinks into –is buoyed by– ancient humus complex and simple it holds the forest to its moorings […]