Tag: fort mcmurray fire

It’s Your Loss

“Empathy fuels connection. Sympathy drives disconnection.” (Brene Brown) Many of us have seen this short from Brene Brown. Many of us practically screamed at our monitors “YES! This has happened to me!” Long, slow exhale… we are not alone. And yet often we still persist in sympathetic responses rather than empathic responses. Choosing empathy is a difficult road, and sympathy…

Fire On Pentecost

Mothering Spirit, You fell upon your people as fire 2000 years ago, creating upheaval and new life. Your spark caught flame and ignited an awakening within your children and without. You are fire; you are wind; you are water; and you are earth. Tongues of fire, wind of refreshing, water of baptism, and earth crafted into humanity¬†— Jesus. You have…

Breathe, Drink, Pray, Move

Fort McMurray is burning. Over 80,000 people are fleeing their homes and businesses — some for the last time — and finding refuge in neighboring camps, communities and cities. Conditions right now are hot and tinder-dry. The wind has blown the fire into a raging inferno. People have sat for hours on highways trying to escape. Drivers have gone into…