It is impossible to build community if people are not willing to stay in conversation or “at the table” during times of significant disagreement. Our inclination may be to shut down or shut out those who challenge us at tender or important places, but we cannot find resolution without staying […]

SCV Community Garden

Raccoons ate all of our small (admittedly pathetic) patch of sweet corn and they stole a good fraction of our grapes. At 5:00 o’clock one morning, I stood on my steps in my boxers (while Carol helpfully tried to take pictures, which fortunately didn’t turn out) and responded to their […]

Seeking wholeness promises to be about as elusive as seeking happiness. There is something about concentrating on the pursuit that makes the desired goal all that much harder to find. But there are certain patterns, rhythms, and practices that we can build into our lives that seem to make the […]