When I was a young girl, Lent seemed to be about giving up something that gave you joy. I embraced the discipline of sacrifice. As I became older, it lost any impact.Read More
The Estuary Blog
Throughout their work and lives, our staff and friends of The Estuary become inspired and do some occasional inspirational writings. We have created this blog for them to share their thoughts, writings, and feelings with you.
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This is not my first rodeo into this realm of the feminist movement.
Last time we demanded that men change, declared our sexual freedom, decided to make ourselves happy instead of waiting for “HIM” to make me happy, and burned our bras. OHHH. . . the freedom we thought we had found.
My mom was a confirmed list-maker. As I observed her manage the home, I knew this was a helpful tool.
Fast forward – I am a confirmed list-maker. But, my life is very different than my mother’s and my lists are same and more – much more complexity.Read More
"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly."
― Ann Rice
Many years ago in another lifetime, I was leaving a marriage, in which I did not work outside the home. I left weeks of prepared meals in the freezer and directions for each taped on the refrigerator door. I had spent our entire marriage trying to earn my keep and my value (since I did not bring in financial income).Read More
Jesus said to the woman at the well; 'Give me a drink'
-- John 4:10-26
A wise woman asked me today, “What is it about The Estuary that is so precious and so unique? What is it that so many different kinds of people come here to find?”Read More
It feels like as an elder in this community, I am being called upon to hold on even more tightly to the inner unity I have already found, rather than convincing others that I am right politically and socially.
It is disturbing to me to experience the violence and meanness that is so prevalent in the political world. I don’t understand the divisiveness of racism, sexism, xenophobia etc.
I was teaching a Kabbalah class last week and was especially moved by the delicious desire of this group to explore and find Truth. They were creative, curious and spiritually seeking. The clarity in the room was refreshing and restorative.Read More
Surrender is not a word that I like to use. It conjures up thoughts of giving in, someone else taking control, not winning. I am a strong person and I used to believe that to surrender was a sign of weakness and that was the last thing that I want to be seen as – weak.Read More