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A Meditation on Psalm 27

This week, I’ve been sharing how the medieval monastic culture approached reading and ‘memorializing’ Scripture. I’ve been practicing what I’ve learned from the medievals (or at least my understanding of it) and applying it to my own...

Resurrecting the Blog in 2021

Happy 2021! Finally. And yet, not much has changed on the outside. Something is stirring however. I sense it. I sense it as magnificently as I feel the down-to-my-bones chill in the air when I run. As potent and home-spun as the smell of cow pasture on my way to the...

Consider the Cicada

image from npr.org It is the season of the cicadas here in my Southwest Virginia mountain town. I’d never heard of cicadas until moving out East. It is one more thing I love about this part of the country. My first introduction to cicadas was in 2004—our first full...