Teaching Middle School, Weeks 10 & 11: Sadness & Grace

  I knew this time was coming. I didn't know how long it would take. But it has arrived. The time when I know my students well enough that I start seeing or sensing their stories. Their challenges. Their deep pain. Communities in which poverty trickles down and settles carry the pains of our society. My … Continue reading Teaching Middle School, Weeks 10 & 11: Sadness & Grace

Betweenness

Soulful people temper our tantrums by their calm, lessen our urgency by their peace, exhibit a world of options and alternatives when all the conversation turns into dualistic bickering. - Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life I was struck by nearly every sentence of our reading in our centering prayer group … Continue reading Betweenness