“Transformation, which essentially involves healing, is a slow process. It is rarely full and complete in an instant. It takes time. And during that time, it demands cycles of awakening, longing, darkness, and yes, even death. All are crucial to this most sacred work in us. . . . During seasons of transformation, we have to find our footing and let our wings harden so we can make the flight of our life.

-Phileena Heuertz, Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life

A day does not seem to end without me saying to someone, “I see God’s hand all over life right now, and it has just been crazy beautiful.” Since January 1, 2011, there have been non-stop sightings of God’s touch.

It is as though God walked into the room on January 1, kissed me and just refused to stop– each kiss creating this profound sense of joy, laughter, creativity, play, responsibility, courage, freedom, honesty, gratitude, strength, gentleness with self, hope and vulnerability.

There is so much more to say about the undeniable metamorphosis of this soul, however tonight I cannot say much more than I am grateful,

well,

enjoying being in the big city of Houston,

having fun in ministry,

in the words of my little friend Lucy “super missing” many people dearly,

creating some cool things,

breathing deeply

and continuing to learn what it means to be beautiful, loved and blessed by a Creating and Re-Creating God whose love has never & will never let Her good creation go.

Love always wins.

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