Making Sabbath Space through Sound Friday May 29th, 2020 - I started thinking this week – what do I already do and have to create sacred space in my home. I could write about how sacred space comes in through singing a hymn to myself or listening to a playlist. Sabbath space is slightly different though. It’s the act of setting aside ...

In the Threshold Thursday April 30th, 2020 - For the past month each Wednesday night at choir we’ve been ending our gatherings with a chalice lighting and check in.  It’s a verbal threshold that we create together. This moment to light a chalice marks our transition from singing and listening and breathing together to being apart for the week.  We use a song ...

Practices for Liberation through Song Wednesday April 01st, 2020 - Try Mindfulness by listening to the world around you – take 2 min or even 30 seconds to disengage from what you’re doing and notice what’s around you. Try Mindfulness by listening to yourself – What is the ear worm in your head connecting you to and telling you about the moment? Try Mindfulness by doing – ...

Balancing Knowledge and Wisdom Thursday February 27th, 2020 - “Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. ” – Martin H. Fischer In rehearsal we focus on the balance between piling up of skills and then in performance we strive to let all of the details go and focus on the moment at hand.   In rehearsal we’re focused on the rhythm ...

There is a love Thursday January 30th, 2020 - In this month where we can be bombarded by conversation hearts and chocolates – I’m reminded that while valentines day can get stuck on one kind of love the ancient Greeks identified 8 different types of love.  I’m also reminded that unconditional love, affectionate love, love of self, familiar love, enduring love, and playful love ...