Edwin Markham

Outwitted by Edwin Markham
He drew a circle that shut me out -
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout,
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him in!

miércoles, 30 de octubre de 2013

World record - largest harp orchestra in the world

Dear Friends:

Carolina has just sent me the latest project she has been working on - organizing the largest harp orquestra playing a famous Paraguayan tune.  Enjoy!!



martes, 22 de octubre de 2013

Trauma Healing Course in Puerto Rico

Dear Friends and Family:

I have had the privilege of spending the last two weeks visiting the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.  What a joy it has been to share with sisters and brothers from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Puerto Rico.  Here are some picture for you to get a taste of the blessings.


sábado, 5 de octubre de 2013

On the eve before I travel

Dear Friends and Family:

Tonight I am preparing the final details before leaving to the airport tomorrow.  Pastora Vivivna and I will be traveling first to Puerto Rico.  There Pastora Beverly will join us and we will be co-facilitating the Roots in the Ruins: Hope in Trauma level one course at the Morton Camp.  Then I will be traveling on by myself - throughout northern Mexico with a quick side trip to Nicaragua to visit Magyolene Rodríguez who is volunteering with Misión Cristiana through Global Ministries and the Pentecostal Church of Chile.

I request that you please pray for the Shalom Center during the coming months.  Things have been rather chaotic due to transitions, but I hope that the board will soon get itself upright again.  The staff and Pastora Viviana are hard at work preparing for the summer camps as well as a good many retreats this spring (October - December).  Please pray for protection, patience and joy as I travel and facilitate trauma healing, conflict transformation, and environmental education courses and workshops.

I will write whenever I can!


On the path to Shalom

Have you felt wind in leaves moving trees?
River crashing down mountain to sea?
Woodpecker hammering hollow bass?
Hummingbird zooming, pricking pink fucsia flowers
over stumbling stream?
Mountain crumbling in earthquake
Leaves crunching underfoot?
Song of thanksgiving on teen lips,
Heart creaking open to the Sound Maker?
When you can hear all this
Then you are on the path to shalom.

Patricia Gómez
Translated and adapted by Elena Huegel