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.
Finisterre… a place of wild imagination!
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.
Some gathered thoughts from a Wednesday at the Grunewald Guild:
working toward the wound, trust the opening
step by clunky step, aligned in grace
unfurling a new rhythm
and a deeper yearning emerges
Creativity, after all, is God’s first language. ~Jan Richardson
Here are some notes from Brother Mickey McGrath’s talk during Tuesday Matins at the Grunewald Guild. It was a joy to have him with us during Weeks 2 and 3 of our summer programming.
Art and faith… infinite love expressed.
The Lord – the Word – is very near, here in this place.
Tuesday morning matins at the Guild are special times this summer as we remember Richard Caemmerer, the Guild’s founder who passed away in February 2016.
Here are some notes from Weaver Suzanne Halvorson’s sharing.
What have I outgrown? A question posed by Artist Kristen Gilje as she shared how Guild Founder Richard Caemmerer continues to challenge her.