• Robbie Pinter

    • Robbie offers spiritual direction and retreats for those who want to walk more deeply with the Spirit.  The foundation of her work is the continuing realization of God's deep love that is beyond the depths of our imagination.  Her training has been through Shalem, Progoff's “Intensive Journal Workshops,” Parker Palmer's “Courage and Renewal” programs, and over thirty-five years of teaching English at Belmont University.

Let the Door Close Behind You

I cling to the image of Mary Magdalene running out of the dark cave early on what we now call “Easter morning.” I carry it with me, believing it will help me leave my own cave that has become a tomb of Netflix evenings and Zoom days. I entered my pandemic cave by choice, but […]

May 05, 2021 by Robbie Pinter 6 Comments

Life Goes Wide Within Me

My Lenten roses (hellebores) are in full bloom now in what I lovingly call my “anti-depressant garden.” All the flowers in this garden bloom early, usually starting right after Christmas. During the pandemic, my garden has sustained and still sustains me—anything that would grow was a friend, and almost every petunia or geranium, plants usually […]

April 04, 2021 by Robbie Pinter 1 Comment

Hearts Broken Open

In mid-March, all the numbers fell off my calendar and clock as my carefully arranged plans changed in an instant. With the spread and threat of the COVID-19 virus, my sensibly constructed life changed. For the next month, I would watch every single plan change, die, or be reconceived in some way or another. The […]

August 08, 2020 by Robbie Pinter 3 Comments