what stirs your spirit to dance?

I have always been intrigued with the concept of dancing. How do we express our dance? Each dance is as unique as the person inspired to move. And movement?! Oh, it can range from swirling high in the air to sharing the spirit of  dance through the light in one’s eyes.

I am reminded of a saying found in the doorway of a church where movement and music are pivotal to the worship experience (St. Gregory of Nyssa). The saying originally read, “If you can walk, you can dance.” As the church grew, this phrase changed to expand the invitation – it now welcomes all by saying, “If you can move, you can dance.”

This video speaks to the spirit of dance through vision and music. May it offer you a moment of wonder – what stirs your spirit to dance?

the importance of re-creation!!

Ever spend a whole morning going through your desk — frantically paying bills, writing quick notes… — before leaving on vacation?!! How often do you feel there is too much to do, that it just is not a good time to go away?

My take on this familiar experience – look at all of the things that have been waiting (for some time) to be organized on that desk and walk away. When one questions leaving for vacation because the desk is too full, they likely need the time “off” more than they realize. These “things” will always be with us.


The thoughts I share are written as I look in a mirror — speaking to myself — it is probable that I will be negotiating with the Great Creator on my day of return, negotiating for just a few minutes to finish…

May this song add a smile as you plan your own re-creation  — If I Ever Leave This World Alive 

the word is out — Alleluia!

I share this video — we celebrate this day in many ways…

Organ, guitar or iPhone…

these musicians have helped move the conversation to new places — take a minute to listen with eyes closed and then watch them play their instruments.

who in our communities would feel welcome to join us in worship and faith’s journey by this music and technology? i dare say – more people than we can imagine!

i smile when i consider the possibilities…

REND COLLECTIVE —

thank you, Sharon Ely Pearson

Just listen —

Wonderful — and we think it is cold here. It obviously can bring out the best in people! Something to enjoy…