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alive together

Can you believe a HUGE mushroom inspired this image?

I ran one afternoon during free time at the Theological Conference. At the end of the Chippewa Trail at the Green Lake Retreat Center, were tucked the hugest mushrooms I’ve ever seen, bigger than bowling balls. I shared the delight of their discovery during the centering reflection time with the pastors. That night a dream revealed what Pastor Sarah described as a “vulnerability hangover.” I might have just let it be, however, the first image I saw the next morning in my Instagram feed was a sketch of a mushroom. So, out of respect for the mushroom, I journaled an image and shared its story again.


beyond our walls

Loving our neighbor means knowing them, listening to them, accompanying them, striving together for the benefit of them, sharing ourselves with them and being open to noticing God in them.  … Jesus calls us to truly engage in loving relationships with those experiencing hunger, poverty, loneliness, inequity, oppression and injustice.

~Sister Liz Colver, Northwest Washington Synod of the ELCA


everywhere we go

Everywhere I go, people think I’m naive and a little out of touch, because I believe it is possible to end poverty and hunger and that our faith and church can make a difference so that all are fed.

~Mikka McCracken, ELCA World Hunger

Today the Lenten journey begins.  I’ll be journaling through the ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving devotional,  http://elca.org/40days.