At times our journey asks for courage as we choose the path ahead. Those are moments to pause and reflect: Where have we come from? Where are we going? What is required of us?

What do you see?

Know who

“What exactly does it mean to have a relationship-centric approach to constructive social change? I have come to believe that the answer lies with how we approach and understand relational spaces in a given geography, the fabric of human community broadly defined as the crisscrossing connections of people, their lives, activities, organizational modalities, and even patterns of conflict.” ~ John Paul Lederach, Moral Imagination

What are the “who” connections in your geography?

Rough waters

When life appears like a churning river that constantly beats against us with the power of its current, it is hard not to be worn down or out. It takes the sturdiness of a rock.

What keeps you from getting worn down?


Take, cut, sew, turn…take, cut, sew, turn…take, cut, sew, turn… There is something very soothing and centering about quilting. Sewing one strip to the next and square by square, strip by strip the beauty emerges.

What hands on activity centers you?

Cum panis

When the journey seems endless, we need sustenance. This can take many forms and during this pandemic requires ingenuity. Companion comes from “cum panis”, with bread. We are nourished as we break bread together.

What feeds you on your journey? How do you nurture one another?

Lift every voice and sing

Give us a song to guide our feet as we are marching to freedom land. ~ Common Prayer

“Jazz speaks for life, the blues tell the story of life’s difficulties — and, if you think for a moment, you realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.” Martin Luther King Jr., Berlin Jazz Festival 1964

What song guides you?