The 13th memorial of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 are is only a few days away. For many memories are surfacing and grief being poured out. Unfortunately fear and insecurity also tends to rise at this time, fuelled by reports of increasing terrorist chatter as the day approaches. At a time like this it is(…)
Here in the Northern hemisphere summer is coming to a close and students are getting ready to go back to school. There are some great prayers and liturgies out there to help prepare our hearts and minds for the coming season. The list below is gathered from a variety of faith perspectives and different countries. If(…)
Sometimes, hospitality hurts. We extend ourselves and welcome people into our homes, anticipating times of engaging conversation and laughter. But afterwards, we find ourselves drained in body, mind, and spirit. We become tempted to pull up the drawbridge and keep our castle to ourselves for a time. Our family has just come through a time(…)
This morning I am looking out my window on our first cloudy day for quite a while. Like most people, I love sunshine and relish the long cloudless days that are often part of summer even here in the Pacific Northwest. But even more than that, I love the sunshine that radiates through the clouds, and(…)
I think that the title of this post says it all. It’s time to dance and sing and clap your hands. Together we have done it! I just wanted to extend a big thank you for those of you who contributed to our kickstarter campaign. Our target was $5,000 and we raised $5,300. Hopefully we will(…)
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Did you ever wonder what Celtic Christian Spirituality is all about? In this brief introduction, Christine Sine gives personal reflections, prayers, litanies, and a bit of historical background.
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Creating a Faith-Based Community Garden
A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at a seminary class about spirituality and gardening. It was a fun class, but one question asked by a student keeps intruding in my mind. Didn’t God curse the creation after the fall? he asked, implying that it no longer reflected the glory of God and that we no longer needed to respect(…)
A couple of days ago I watched a program on TV about the insects we should and could be eating from our gardens. It was fascinating. Evidently 2 billion people eat insects as their main protein source. They have a low carbon imprint. They are plentiful in most parts of the world and high in(…)