poems about the ordinary gifts of tomatoes and geese, dancing and whispering
In Amharric (an Ethiopian language), one of the words for beggar means "guest of God."
City streets are full open hands, asking for a bill or a blessing. The request and the thanks meant the same: "God will provide."
Our big church buildings make us blind. We have replaced providence with pride.
The good news is...being blind, we may remember to come begging.
We can't manage anymore.
As guests of God, we find…Continue
The weather forecast today includes something I have never heard before: warnings about smoke from the forest fires raging up north (about 200 miles to the north, on the reserves in Quebec, Canada). The smoke woke me up in the night, drifting in the window like a bad dream. I can only imagine how the nightmare on the Gulf of Mexico is waking the sea and leaving her ruined with a broken heart.
I have been thinking a lot about uncertainty, and how to lead well in times that have no…Continue