But I didn't go to a worship service for an hour on Sunday morning. Does it still 'count'? DISCLAIMER: I hope it doesn't sound like I'm at all bragging about my spirituality-infused life. I'm not. And I hope it doesn't sound like I'm saying that hour long worship services on Sunday … [Read More...]
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Several days ago I received a sublime gift: to sit with a dear friend in her pain. It may not sound like a gift to you, but hear me out. My friend's life has been upended in so many ways; what were solid foundations of her spiritual, emotional, and physical life have been torn out from under her … [Read More...]
I am a very judgmental person. Of myself and of others. My husband says we all are. He's really different than me, and he's really wonderful, so I believe him. Anyway, questions about judgment have been cropping up in my default thought-bank lately. You know, the bank to which your thoughts turn … [Read More...]
I was driving in my car listening to the radio yesterday and that old-ish Avicii song "Wake Me Up" came on... you know: So wake me up when it's all over When I'm wiser and I'm older All this time I was finding myself And I didn't know I was lost Anyway, … [Read More...]
a premature book recommendation I usually don't write [at least directly] about the books I'm reading until my end-of-year book reviews posts. But I'm reading a book right now that is, in the words of my dear friend Samantha, 'tearing me up.' Not tearing like so many salty water droplets from … [Read More...]
Just in case you didn't know already, I'm studying and writing out of the Jesus biography Gospel of Mark right now. It's become quite the project; a much bigger project than what I'd anticipated when I 'signed on' to my husband's idea-in-passing for me to write a weekly devotional alongside the … [Read More...]