Advent Hope

The following sermon was offered by Rose Feerick at Pescadero Community Church on December 9, 2018. Readings:   Luke 3:1-6 Chant:  Prepare Ye Luke 1:39-55 “If You Want” A Poem by Saint John of the Cross   During Advent, my primary spiritual practice involves getting up before dawn so I […]

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Wisdom & Money Plan for 2019

Wisdom & Money’s Board of DIrectors met on December 12 to set our 2019 plan and budget.    Details Retreats We will continue to gather our established Circles: the Bay Area Circle, the Boston Circle, and the Generational Women’s Circle. We will plan a second annual All Network retreat, place […]

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Turkey Meditation

The turkeys are grazing on the lawn outside, having breakfast in silence. From time to time, one raises its head, mindful of my presence. They are circling the farmhouse, slowly. I have been watching them all weekend. In Native American spirituality, turkeys are a sign of generosity — as in potlatch […]

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All Souls Firing

I first had a sense of assistance from the other side when my maternal grandmother died. Along with my father, she had been for me an example of a life well prayed. I remember receiving a note from her in my freshman year at college. She told me that she […]

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Interview with Father Bruno

by Rose Feerick with Steven Bonsey Download a pdf of this interview here. When I first started spending Christmas at the New Camaldoli Hermitage on the Big Sur Coast, I was fascinated by Father Bruno Barnhart. He was an older monk who spoke just above a whisper and yet who articulated […]

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Transformative Fundraising: Part 2 by Steven Bonsey

Has this ever happened to you? My telephone rings around supper time.  When I answer, an unfamiliar voice asks for me by name.  It thanks me for my past generosity.  I am put on my guard.  What do they want from me? The person on the other end of the […]

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Transformative Fundraising – Part 1 by Steven Bonsey

Some time ago when my wife Elisabeth suggested that we might join a transformative spiritual circle to talk about money with other people of wealth, I didn’t jump at the chance. I’d had experience with all sorts of small groups — group therapy, prayer groups, support groups — and I […]

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A Night In Heaven

Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Rwanda with Steve Bonsey. Steve was invited by his friend, Reverend Philbert Kalisa, to lead a retreat on Wisdom Christianity for members of Philbert’s ministry, REACH which supports people as they walk through a process of forgiveness and reconciliation in order to heal […]

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Why “Wisdom & Money”?

With the new year, Wisdom & Money has launched. What’s in the name? As a new organization, Wisdom & Money continues the signature work of its predecessor Harvest Time:  to engage with money as a doorway to spiritual transformation.  For more than a decade participants in Harvest Time circles have met to share […]

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The Surprisingly Complex Practice of Simplicity

All fall I’ve been working on a piece on simplicity.  I’ve been trying to put in words the mysterious attraction I feel to something that I consider a practice.  It seemed simple enough when I began this piece.  I wanted to understand for myself why it is that I am […]

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