The Power of Ritual: A Mirror for Life’s Passages

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Fall sunlight streamed through stained glass, warming the faces and the souls of the people who filled the simple old white-steepled sanctuary. This past Sunday afternoon, we gathered at Soquel Congregational Church near Santa Cruz, CA, for the memorial service of our mother, Barbara Lee Deemy Burklo, who died over a month ago, peacefully, at [Read More...]

A Gentle Fraying: Observing a Homespun Lent, Week 7

Mary

On Good Friday, I try and live in that place of loss and uncertainty, that place of Mary. Only then am I able to scratch the surface of the wonder and miracle that is the Resurrection. [Read more...]

Let Go of Jesus

Jesus had to leave in order for his friends to realize that ‘Lo, I am with you always till the end of the age’. Jesus had to dematerialize for his movement to materialize. This is very much like belief, it too must dematerialize to materialize into its naturally maleable form. [Read more...]


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