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Madeleine L’Engle: My Writing and Spiritual Guide

I first met Madeleine L’Engle in a writers’ workshop she was leading at a New York City convent when I was trying to sell my first novel. She was very complimentary about my writing...

Are Wars Inevitable?

"We've always had wars. Humans are a warring species. Without an army to defend us, someone will always try to conquer us." These assumptions have become axioms of our culture. They generate despair but also...

Spiritual Poetry Writing Class

If you’d like to write spiritual poetry – or if you admire the writings of Rumi, Hafiz, Whitman, and others – please join us for an online writing group that will meet for four Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m EST.

Creating Spaciousness

I am daydreaming again. Having stumbled upon the description of God’s breath hovering on the waters, my imagination has transformed me into a hummingbird. I am sitting still but my mind is buzzing. Daydreaming is both...

Teamwork

“It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make a helper corresponding to him.” (Genesis 2:18) There is a story in our family repertoire about our younger daughter, who told her...

” THE MASTER’S WORDS ……………… “

ah, the Joy of loving ....................ah ! the bliss of not-twoness in being ........... where the giver and the reciever become One in giving, and recieving where Giving is recieving, and Recieving giving ...........     There is no end To...

Don’t destroy that journal!

I am reading Lawrence Shainberg's 1995 memoir, AMBIVALENT ZEN for the third time.  I probably won't read it all again -- just browsing this time, finding sections that catch my eye.  It's laugh out...

‘Ishq (In English and Arabic)

'Rubaiyat' of Omar Kaiyyam, 'Hour of Grace,' by Edmund Dulac, Yale University Library Collection   Because your sighs have fermented my blood, I need no wine. My name on your lips is the longest Sura. I begin the...

2013 Writing Contest

2013 TIFERET Writing Contest. $1,200 will be awarded in prizes.

You are never without me…

The doorway to healing... You may be going through things in your life.. always giving to others always trying to protect or do the right thing even when it feels you may be doing...