you are light

There are many, many words in life.  Too many. While these words offer beauty, let melodies and images inspire today... "I am Light" by India Arie You are Light.

Listening is the work

Listen to your own voice, your own soul Listen.  Listen to self.  To the voice within. That voice that bursts inside from joy and begins the explosion of anger.  It whispers of love and dreams and satisfaction.  What else is waiting to emerge from your soul? Listen to your own voice, your own soul Listen.  …

grandma was first

Like many of you, spiritual direction is a concept and practice that is not deeply familiar.  I was first introduced to it during seminary and pastoral care classes.  Though used in the same vein as the care offered by a pastor or therapist, there was a distinction in purpose and form.  Spiritual direction is a …


Welcome to A Winter Tree, a space that reminds us of divine faithfulness through every season and the gifts of endurance toward our designed fruitfulness.