For Our Children, For Our Ancestors

Written on May 29, 2021 in response to the discovery of the remains 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation. The walls are screaming With silent cries The ground is drenched With generations of tears The earth trembles With terrible secrets buried deep in the soil buried […]

The Secret of Unfurling

Can I tell you something? For too long I heard wrong. And misunderstood the language of the years. This mistake shaped me for a time. Calendars flipped and my body curved and still I was quiet. Each year sifted down upon my head and slowly I became hidden. But see this– Look with me at […]

Making Space for the Need

By: Tammy Perlmutter | Twitter: @Tammygrrl I came across a sentence that made me cringe. I was reading a book called Preferring Christ: A Devotional Workbook on the Rule of St. Benedict by Norvene Vest. The structure is simple. She takes a small portion of the Rule and writes a commentary about it. Then she has […]

10 Ways to Avoid Burnout

I cozied up on the rocking chair in my spiritual director’s office. Sunlight sprang through the window and silence filled the room. Liz was never quick to speak, but let me say what I needed to say, whatever happened to be on my mind between God and me. I was considered a “seasoned veteran” when […]

Which Books Have Wrecked You?

I wake up slowly. I set three alarms each morning. The first one makes me open my eyes. The second one gets me sitting up, and the third compels me to leave the safety of my warm bed. I usually begin to really wake up halfway through my shower when I question whether I’ve actually […]