When Sanctuary is Violated

Perhaps there is nothing as jarring to our notion of self as when our SANCTUARY is treated with irreverence, or worse, when it is desecrated.  How do we react when our sense of the sacred is violated, whether that violation happens on our national border, within our church walls, or much closer to home?  The […]

Plugging in to Sanctuary

It can be tempting to keep going and going and going, until past the point when exhaustion and collapse become inevitable, when beauty and kindness can no longer be perceived, when compassion and generosity are out of reach, when a painful recovery is forced upon us.  When and how we hit that wall varies from […]

Our Sanctuaries

Sanctuaries are places of refuge, places that make us feel safe.  They are holy places we return to again and again, places made holy because we return to them over and over. Sanctuaries can take on many forms – physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually. They exist all around us.  Yet we don’t always pay attention to […]