Tag: darkness

hallelujah anyway

  God always makes a way out of no way, but sometimes, it just seems too long.”   ~Anne Lamott A couple of nights a go, a dear friend loaded me up in her car and took me on a road trip to Charlotte…

the tree

Even the tallest, strongest tree needs both light and the dark to flourish.  We experience sunlight streaming down among branches and leaves, and we shout, “Hurrah!  The Light is here!  Look how the tree grows!” Yet we forget, that in the darkness the roots…

welcoming Darkness to the table

Last weekend, I had the honor of co-facilitating a group of discerning deaconesses at a United Methodist Women’s gathering at Lake Junaluska, NC.  As a part of our spiritual formation time on Saturday, we practiced sabbath, and each of us took 30 minutes to…