A Calmish Blog

There you are

There you are

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This morning I awoke from the loveliest dream I can recall for sometime now.Betsy and I were walking in London...
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A stop motion meditation

A stop motion meditation

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Take a deep breath and allow yourself 51 seconds of calm.
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To love and allow ourselves to be loved

To love and allow ourselves to be loved

Coming Out Christian Reflection
I’ve become rather obsessed with walking. In the midst of the pandemic, there’s not much else to keep my body...
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The fog of fear

The fog of fear

Wandering and Wondering
March has come in like a lamb here in Holland. As is often the way on the cusp between seasons,...
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Unlearning Fear

Unlearning Fear

Coming Out Christian Practicing the Promins Spirituality
A week or so before I was to turn 52 I was walking across the wide open fields of the...
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God be in my constant overthinking

God be in my constant overthinking

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The season of my coming out was fraught with tumultuous storms and beautiful sunrises.  It was nearly 20 years ago...
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Why Pray for Peace?

Why Pray for Peace?

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God is not a cosmic vending machine and prayer is not tossing pennies in a divine wishing well. Prayer is persistently practicing...
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Seeking Sophia

Seeking Sophia

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Propped on my desk is a lean-to cork board with a page torn from Flow Magazine depicting a Mary Oliver...
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Maybe I’m a dreamer…

Maybe I’m a dreamer…

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I have been reflecting on the motivation on how this place, Vrijspirit, became to be. More often than not, I...
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Wood Wide Web

Wood Wide Web

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I hope you will take a nice long walk just to look, really look, at the trees that inhabit the...
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I hope that you will…

I hope that you will…

Reflection
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Taking Up Space

Taking Up Space

Reflection
Women, you may take up as much space in the world as you require. Of course with the right to...
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What we are for?

What we are for?

Reflection
In today's social and political climate, it seems quite easy to talk about what we are against. When we clearly...
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25 Things to Do on a Digital Detox

25 Things to Do on a Digital Detox

Learning Mindfulness Spirituality
At this writing, I am 165 days into my year-long social media sabbatical and I still get responses that sound...
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Walking a Sandy Path

Walking a Sandy Path

Reflection
This morning at low tide, we made and walked a sandy labyrinth with friends on Katwikj Stand. I met curious...
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