The Garden of Your Heart

SexyJesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” –Matthew 10-11   If you are like me, you may have grappled in this lifetime with vegetarianism. Or veganism. Wanting your body to be healthy. Wanting to take care of your temple and do no harm. When I […]

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The Second Coming

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere    The ceremony of innocence is drowned….                                                 William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming” I can’t explain it, so maybe I shouldn’t even try. But I love trying to put words to wordless rhythms of the soul. It’s the only art […]

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40th Birthday Poem

I have not read a Scripture verse where Jesus says, “I love you.”   I have wanted to say that to strangers, at times   Although no one is a stranger anymore.   All hearts live in my heart.   All paths mirror my own. –Jana Rose “Balloons”by Preston Kemp is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  

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The Power of One

I believe in the power of one person. The power of one person to plant good seeds to help others. The power of one person to rise up from the ash, to start something new. To dive in, jump forward, chart a brilliant, beautiful path. And I don’t think a person should be held back by outdated ideas or old modes of thinking that don’t serve anybody, that don’t help. […]

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Women Rising

It is really hard for women to rise up. I’m not saying we can’t do it. I’m not negating all the women who have done it well. I am just saying it’s very hard. Patriarchy is a real thing. We hear that word all the time and have grown desensitized, because we need to call it something but don’t know another word to use. Perhaps we can call it, “the-way-things-have-been-done-for-thousands-of-years,” […]

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