Category: Bread & Roses

“Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses!”

When it’s time to say good-bye

This is our worship meditation space

I’m leaving my home of the past 20 years–and what I’m leaving behind me… is a garden. I didn’t do it by myself. I did it in partnership–with my beloved, the McVicker, and with my “beloved community,” my church family…

Marthas Anonymous

Joachim Beukelaer's The well-Stocked Kitchen, or, Jesus in the house of Martha and Mary. Again Mary's waaay in the background

A few days ago, I dashed upstairs from the church basement, still wearing the apron I had donned to protect my nice Sunday togs from water and grease splashes, to hear the bishop of Georgia, our church’s former vicar, deliver…

Midsummer blues


  It’s midsummer 2012: a July, according to the weathermen, of epic drought. Every day smothering waves of heat and humidity break over and around our heads. Sane people–whether in central Virginia, in the mid-Atlantic, throughout the South and the…