acceptance, daydreaming, faith, journaling, life, love, perseverance, poem, poetry

holding space ~ holding time

my mind is day-dreamy today     wandering from thing to thing      family     kitten nibbles     all the stuff     blue jays     warm coffee     dappled sun on the neighbor's roof     resting shepherd dog     curious cat     whirr of the fan which I am now turning off monday, early, the… Continue reading holding space ~ holding time

art, art journal, collage, creativity, God, poem, poetry, worship

The Heartbeat of God: From Junk to Worship

Last week I was cutting up junk mail. I have always been irritated and angered by all the junk mail. Then, I was inspired by an artist I follow to see differently. Instead of seeing it as junk I could see it as patterns and free art paper. As I was cutting, I began to… Continue reading The Heartbeat of God: From Junk to Worship

calling, community, courage, dreams, faith, friendship, introvert, poetry, truth, writing


I am asked: “What is your inner source of orientation? What is your inner compass?” So I begin to wonder....hmmm....what guides me? To be honest,curiosity points the way.I follow untilthe road gets toughthen I ache toturn back.Who wins? Comfort or curiosity?On a cold day, maybe comfort.When I have the energy, maybe curiosity. So, is curiosity… Continue reading Curiosity

dreams, Maine, pilgrimage, poetry, spiritual practices, trust

The Moments Without the Oar

I've been taking an online class on spirituality and poetry (The Spiral Way: Celtic Spirituality and the Creative Imagination - It was a four week class and the final class was a doozy with several writing exercises. The subject was pilgrimage, specifically a form of Irish pilgrimage called Peregrinatio. Irish monks would be prompted by… Continue reading The Moments Without the Oar