Memoria Arts

finding the art of the everyday

Category: Faith

  • A letter to my children…

    I’m not yet sure how this will turn out, but that’s the beauty of blog writing – it’s an invitation to enter into the middle of a story without the pressure of either having to know the beginning or close it up neatly. – Emily P. Freeman, Before Helpless Turns to Hopeless, July 19, 2016 One of…

  • Heading out…

    *** As promised, I am beginning a small series regarding what I have gleaned from the Restful Teaching workshop offered by Andrew Kern and Matt Bianco of the Circe Institute. (If you ever have a chance to attend a Circe event, do go! You will not be disappointed.) Be sure to comment with your thoughts each…

  • Drink deep of fairytales…

    “Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”- Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix    The last few weeks have been full up to the…

  • Lo, now that we come to sunset…

    A few nights ago I could tell by the light through the trees that the sunset was going to be achingly beautiful that night, so we made our way down to the river to capture it. One of my favorite prayers from our Great Vespers service (which happens every Saturday night in preparation for Divine…

  • On finding home…

    I slipped out of the bright sun of a blazingly spring-like March day into a darkened nave, the breeze slipping around my skirt and making the lighted candles waver. My children were following close behind but the door had closed on their chatter. The beautiful mingled scent of beeswax and incense rose to meet me…