We Too, Are Creatures — Remembering We Are Dust

We Too, Are Creatures — Remembering We Are Dust

“The world is like our bodies. It, too, is formed by many limbs and directed by a single soul. Yes, the world is an immense being directed by the power and the word of God, who is, so to say, its soul.” – Origen Modern life is lived out almost entirely in a human-made...
Waking Up with the Earth

Waking Up with the Earth

Spring comes slowly to Vermont. The day’s light lengthens incrementally and the sun warms. The chickadees come alive with their glorious tunes. The red squirrels come out and begin to scurry and play. Yet, with all this pre-spring activity, a foot of snow still covers...
Mud Season of the Soul

Mud Season of the Soul

The earth has begun to thaw in my home region – the Upper Valley along the Connecticut River – with unseasonably warm 40+ degree days. When the frozen ground begins to melt in Vermont, where the majority of the roads are dirt, we experience mud season – the messy,...
What Stands Between You & Wildness?

What Stands Between You & Wildness?

Our winter lives in New England are full of barriers to protect us from the wildness of the outside world – the walls of our houses and the heating devices within; coats, boots, hats, mittens & scarves; our climate-controlled vehicles. Thanks to amazing road crews...
The River is Still Flowing

The River is Still Flowing

The River is flowing Flowing and growing The River is flowing Down to the sea The Connecticut River between Vermont and New Hampshire does not seem to have much flow these days. The frigid temperatures have locked her surface waters into a standstill. During the...
Endings & New Beginnings

Endings & New Beginnings

The 40 day River of Life Pilgrimage concluded yesterday at Long Island Sound. Pilgrims paddled from the headwaters of the Connecticut River to the ocean – from the Source to the Sea. Led by Mark & Lisa, guides on the water and in prayer, people of all walks of...