I've lived here at the community with Marsha, my wife, since its founding in 2003. I serve in various ways from pastoral care to landscape maintenance; from coffee brewing to bar keeping.

Author Archives: David Morrison

Holiday Edition

Dorian Mason and David Morrison discuss depression and demonstrating empathy toward those who are in suffering while everyone around them is in holiday mode.

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The Pondering Heart

“When I struggle with the sting of obscurity and I feel marginalized and forgotten, I am invited to take up a pondering heart and enter into the Lord’s hidden life. At once, the lonely place of my heart is filled with the company of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph living as a family in their own anonymity and seeming insignificance; and then my heart is filled with hope and communal joy.”

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Christmas 2020

“Whereas the way of the world is to insist on publicity, celebrity, popularity, and getting maximum exposure, God prefers to work in secret…”

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The Heart of the Matter

Listen to Dorian Mason and David Morrison discuss his hospital adventure during the pandemic. How do we move through the nearness of our own mortality, fear, and deep uncertainty?

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Colors in Winter

“Thank you Lord for the color green / That grafts me into the things that grow / and remind us of all that’s good in your creation.”

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Fourth Week of Advent 2020

“…Love cannot and will never calculate losses and profits, or any pragmatic transaction. Love is far beyond commerce and rationality.   It is a magnifying lens over the heart (as Mary proclaims: ‘My heart magnifies the Lord’) through which other hearts are caught on fire when we consent to the incarnation of Christ through our own lives.”

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People Get Ready-The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama, from their 2002 album, “Higher Ground.” 

 

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