reflections blog

Welcome to our Reflections blog where spiritual directors, members of the Journey Center community and others from around the world share their thoughts and hearts with us.

border country: life in edge spaces

won’t you celebrate with me  By Lucille Clifton  won’t you celebrate with me what i have shaped into a kind of life? i had no ...

take – bless – break – give

It was a spring camping trip in 1988 when my closest college friends and I found ourselves on the dunes of southwest Michigan, overlooking the ...

racism is a part of me – and i don’t want it to be

It was a beautiful sunny morning, just the perfect day to go for a run.  I headed to my usual park.  As I approached it, ...

exhale

have you ever suddenly realized that you’ve been holding your breath? is your jaw clenched right now? how tight are your shoulders? give yourself a ...

grief: Missing a large part

A storm left her missing a large part of herself. Truth be told, I thought it might take her out entirely. But rather miraculously she ...

Holy indifference

Pause of summer ends. A deep crisp breath creates room. Life shimmers. Notice. In Michigan, we find ourselves in the midst of all of autumn’s ...

Arc of Justice: Listening with love 

It takes courage to share your story – to stand in front of a group of strangers and, holding your own guts in your hands, ...
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