Formations #3: Shhhhhhhhh! It’s Quiet Hours! Contemplative Silence in Monasticism

  (This is part of a blog series for my Formation of Christian Traditions class) When I was a guest of the Taize community in southeastern France during my first year of college, my companions and I were invited to take on a week of silence. Yes, a WEEK of SILENCE. No talking, no communication … Continue reading Formations #3: Shhhhhhhhh! It’s Quiet Hours! Contemplative Silence in Monasticism

God’s Quilt

Ruth Chapter 1:1-18  My friend Emily has a beautiful quilt. Her mother made one for each granddaughter in the family following her grandmother’s death from scraps of fabric collected by her grandmother so that they might remember each other when they are far away. As Emily has traveled from her hometown in the desert of … Continue reading God’s Quilt

If you’re bummed by the time change and the coming darkness, read this!

Hello y’all. It’s been a while (August 18 to November 3–wow!) I’ll post an update soon, but I wanted to share this great article with you all. This author writes about why she loves the beginning of winter, the times of dark creeping earlier into the daytime. This resonates with me a lot right now, … Continue reading If you’re bummed by the time change and the coming darkness, read this!