Have you taken a walk through the leaves yet? Consider this your friendly reminder to do so. (Unless of course you're one of my southern hemisphere, arctic, equatorial, or Montana(!) readers. Sorry.) At the risk of sounding like a positive-thinking life coach or ethereal breathing instructor, I … [Read More...]
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"How was your weekend?" "Good." "How's work going?" "Fine." "How's your friend, so-and-so?" "Oh, he's great. Yeah, just great." Sounds familiar, right? Isn't that pretty much the sum of 95% of our in-passing conversations? I'll let you in on a little secret: Sometimes, … [Read More...]
Today I'm just trying something new: sharing a few of my thoughts (from a conversation earlier today) in an audio post! Just 9:51 for your listening enjoyment. xoxo Jocelyn … [Read More...]
The great sociologist of religion, Max Weber, placed the religious life between the poles of charisma and routine, between the spontaneous, excited outpouring of new life in the spirit and the dogged institutionalization of truth in everyday responsibilities. The mature life of faith is … [Read More...]
I've heard a few stories of loss this week. No deaths or anything that would make the church bulletin prayer list, really -- just more of your everyday, behind-the-scenes, run-of-the-mill kinds of loss. Loss of friendships. Loss of psychological bearings in a new season of life. Loss of … [Read More...]
This may come as a surprise to you (I know it definitely has to me!), but the longer I walk down the path toward God, the more drawn I am to already-written prayers. I find such ease in just reading, such comfort in finding my own feelings and thoughts already amply expressed, such unity in knowing … [Read More...]