It happens frequently at the Grunewald Guild that we have folks stop by who once were part of the Guild in some way. Often they have friends or family along who look at the place with puzzled curiosity. I’ve been wondering… what is it that calls people back? It seems bigger than nostalgia.
That’s what I was pondering and journaling when I realized that the page was an unusually close reflection of the breakfast table at which I was sitting, a lovely table set for Jim and me by a dear friend.
“All suffering cries out to God and elicits divine compassion and community.” ~Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation
Lord, hear our cry and have mercy.
Recently I’ve been reading and listening to the poetry of Malcolm Guite… ahh, what a gift.
Here’s an image using a couple of his lines from “Hilda of Whitby.” If you’d like access to the whole poem, here you go… https://malcolmguite.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/hilda-and-caedmon-2/.
Remembering the dead is choosing their ongoing companionship. ~Henri Nouwen
Ambassadors of Reconciliation
Porque Cristo es nuestra paz: de los dos pueblos ha hecho uno solo. ~Efesios 2:14
For Christ is our peace; he has made both groups into one. ~Ephesians 2:14
This image was created for the International Consultation of Lutheran Church Leadership in the Americas. The event, I believe, will be happening later this week.
from head to foot ~ St. Augustine
Just back from some wonderful days with old and new friends at the ELCA Greater Milwaukee Synod’s Fall Theological Conference. Pastor Sarah Ciavarri walked with us through Brené Brown’s “Daring Greatly” material. What does vulnerability look like in church leadership?
I am grateful for tears-shared, goosebumps-lifted, soulful moments, places and spaces of vulnerability that marked these days as good, very good.
The image holds notes from a talk by Grunewald Guild founder Liz Caemmerer as we were preparing for a labyrinth walk in community. Somehow this morning the essence of this image also touches vulnerability.
The posts from yesterday, today, and the next couple days are journaling pages created during the Mission of Healing with the Salvadoran Lutheran Church in February 2016.
This image contains notes from Pastor Santiago Rodriguez’s sermon at Los Heroes de la Fe. He called our time together “a party for God” – a time to declare hope, to share the word and call of God.
Manantiales en el Desierto… Streams in the Desert
This image served as inspiration for a mural painted at the Lutheran Church Manantiales en el Desierto in the community of Guazapa, El Salvador, in February 2016.