T.S. Eliot: Writer and Poet Turned Christian

Nov 03, 2020 at 10:00 am by Paulette Jackson 2

T.S. Eliot's material was words. And those words seemed to express what more than a few of us have felt, but also brought a capacity to experience experience.  He was th.... Read More

How to gain nuggets of wisdom from the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Jul 22, 2020 at 10:00 am by Paulette Jackson

Waiting for Hope To restTo rest apartTo rest apart in quietCan be a placeTo gently holdThe hand of one's own soulThe only one you could turn toWho would simply beWith youjust.... Read More

The Heart of the Matter

Jul 10, 2020 at 07:00 am by Paulette Jackson

I search my heart – I search, and find no faith.Hidden he may be in its many folds –I see him not revealed in all the worldDuty’s firm shape thins to a misty.... Read More

The Spirit of Freedom. Her Name is Hope.

Jul 04, 2020 at 03:00 pm by Paulette Jackson

My name is HopeWhose arms have always remained openSince the beginning of timeTo embrace the throngs of seekers,The dreamersAnd those who followed a vision for lifeLike the on.... Read More
Making Sense of Prayers

How to wrap your loved ones in love with prayers

Feb 24, 2020 at 09:00 am by Paulette Jackson

Prayers  they taste like chocolate comforting and sweet to savor And how … Like snow They fall upon the chaos covering it with blankets of forgiving white And s.... Read More
The starlings have arrived

Murmerations as praise between ourselves and the Creator

Jan 02, 2020 at 10:00 am by Paulette Jackson

It felt like an omen – that muffled fluttering sound in the distance, getting closer. I could feel the vibrations. It was the murmurations of starlings – a flock o.... Read More

Wisdom: When the Story I Learn the Most From Is My Own

Oct 24, 2019 at 02:30 pm by Paulette Jackson

Since I was a young child, I have always loved stories with moral. From Uncle Wiggly to Aesop's Fables, I enjoyed the influence of the metaphorical muse. One of the most infl.... Read More
Murfreesboro's Poet Laureate Kory Wells

4 questions for Murfreesboro's Poet Laureate Kory Wells

Oct 08, 2019 at 09:00 am by Michelle Willard

One thing people may not know about Murfreesboro's Poet Laureate is that she began her career as a software developer.  A life-long poet, she has turned a hobby int.... Read More

Anxiety. An Invitation to Attend to Ourselves.

Oct 04, 2019 at 12:00 pm by Paulette Jackson

Anxiety: Distress. Uncertainty. Agitated. Jittery. Perturbed. Bothered. Apprehensive. Upset. Worried. Uneasy. Nervous Nanny. I know these adjectives well, and also the senten.... Read More
Happy Birthday, America!

A belated Happy Birthday, America! Here's To The Music of Your Life.

Jul 08, 2019 at 10:00 am by Paulette Jackson

My country, 'tis of thee,Sweet land of liberty,Of thee I sing;Land where my fathers died,Land of the pilgrims' pride,From ev'ry mountainsideLet freedom ring! ~Samuel Francis.... Read More