Paradox

I just opened this little meditation from Richard Rohr this morning… and find it very synchronistic and timely with my post on Opposites yesterday. PARADOX God is the only one we can surrender to without losing ourselves. It’s a paradox. I am increasingly convinced that all true spirituality has the character of paradox to it,…

The Maternal Face of God – Richard Rohr

I am so fortunate that today, after 6 years of living abroad, I get to spend mother’s day with my mother! As I have previously written about in a very early post, The Mother Heart of God, mother’s have been very important for my spiritual journey. It was only when I began to see the…

Hymn for You

Sometimes we need to take a moment. Place our hands around a hot cup of coffee or tea and just sit and listen. Let these words speak to you as if God (the Divine, or whatever higher power you may believe in) were singing these words to you. Sometimes it helps to change perspectives. If…

Who Needs Feminism?

A group of Duke students have come together to launch a PR campaign for feminism – check out their blurb below. This certainly challenged me this morning – because I couldn’t pin it on one reason. It’s is basically like asking who needs equality? Because that is what feminsim is about – it is asking…

Patriarchy 101 – A quick review

Why is patriarchy still an issue today? Because it still exists! Yes, there have been many more advancements in working towards an egalitarian society around the world – yet there are still so many discrepancies in what is considered egalitarian. Throughout the this month I want to explore patriarchy in politics and government, in the church, in…

The Mother Heart of God

I love my mom. She was and is a woman that cares and gives of herself freely. She taught me how to give great gifts, how to smile through hardship, and what true sacrifice is for ones family. If anything my mom has showed me what a motherly love should be. In church-y contexts too…