Hildegard, Our Guide

                                                  In preparing for the upcoming Appalachian Women’s Retreat, I found it quite challenging to think about the ways in which I might relate to Saint Hildegard of Bingen, our spiritual guide for the retreat. Hildegard was a...

Tea with Hildegard

                                                  Everything that is in the heavens, on earth, and under the earth is                                                                   penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.               —Hildegard...

Prayer for the Desolate

                                                 Even in a world that’s being shipwrecked, remain brave and strong.                                                                                                                                              —Hildegard...

Final Advent: Christmas!

REFLECTIONS DURING ADVENT Words, Word, Exhortations, and Greetings By Angier Brock   CHRISTMAS                                                                                                                                                                             ...

Advent Week 4

REFLECTIONS DURING ADVENT Words, Word, Exhortations, and Greetings By Angier Brock   ADVENT WEEK IV                                                                                                                                                                         ...

Advent Week 3

REFLECTIONS DURING ADVENT Words, Word, Exhortations, and Greetings By Angier Brock   ADVENT WEEK III                                                                                                                                                                       ...

Advent Week 2

REFLECTIONS DURING ADVENT Words, Word, Exhortations, and Greetings By Angier Brock   ADVENT WEEK II                                                                                                                                                                         ...

Advent Week 1

REFLECTIONS DURING ADVENT Words, Word, Exhortations, and Greetings By Angier Brock   I love words, and my hope for language is always that it might elevate, inspire, and illuminate—not frighten, insult, and obfuscate. What draws my attention in this year’s gospel...

Gratitude and Guilt

For so many of us the Holidays are a tricky time of year. In the lead-up to this Thanksgiving, I’ve certainly been feeling some ambivalence. My daughter was born two years ago on November 23rd, so as she approaches her second birthday a healthy and vibrant girl, I...

Prayer for the Starlings

Do you know starlings? Many people consider them nuisance birds. It is true that they are not native to North America and that they can be both destructive to crops and hazardous to air craft. To be honest, when they descend on my yard in large numbers and gobble up...