Desert

2/17/16 A poem for this season of Lent…   Your love is the desert Where this dry, piercing heat Consumes every ounce of moisture in my bones Until they cry out, parched, for You like the relief of water to the desperate.   Your longing for me is this desert Where the burning, relentless winds Empty me of … More Desert

Lourdes

                                                                         02/11/14 Beauty. In wrinkled, pungent skin. In soft, firm hands that guide with confident love. In the multitude of … More Lourdes

Of Tolkien, Fairytales, and the Gift of Hope

2/7/14 Originally posted at the Rabbit Room blog. Every time I come home for the Christmas holiday, I am greeted by the familiar sight of my father, lounging comfortably in his big, black leather chair…the soft, yellow glow of the lamp beside him illuminating his little corner…his old, green, flannel shirt…the glasses he’s finally resigned … More Of Tolkien, Fairytales, and the Gift of Hope

O Antiphons

Reflections on the Church’s evening verses counting down the last octave to Christmas… 12/5/13 “Who is this, who comes forth like the dawn?” ~ Song of Songs 6:10 1. O, You are Wisdom! The Wisdom that was there Before anything was there. Who was in the beginning Before the beginning You with the Father and … More O Antiphons

Of Words and Wonder

10/28/15 I’m finding that the familiar has a tendency toward the invisible. The more I grow accustomed to a thing, the harder it becomes to see that thing in its fullness. And oftentimes, I don’t even recognize when this happens: because many things are so familiar, so ordinary, such an integral dimension of the warp … More Of Words and Wonder

The Carrying

A prayer for all of the many brothers and sisters living through intense suffering all over the world, both far away, and close to home… 6/9/14 I’m carrying my brother to You, In all of his wounds, his scars and broken pieces I’m holding him out to You, Crying Begging, “Fix it, Lord. Can’t you … More The Carrying