The sole purpose of this post is to create a space for YOU, my blog reader, to share a moment in your life where you could see God's meaning and purpose for you. Those miracles of meaning that show up in the details of your life. The moments when God's involvement in your mundane existence… Continue reading Share Your Trivial Circumstance
These are some thoughts I shared in an artist co-op meeting recently that the group asked me to write down and share. As a culture, I think we are seeing the limits of the ability of facts to combat lies. More information exists than every before. Then there’s information about the information. And then there… Continue reading Combat Lies with Creativity
“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some to see.” C.S. Lewis I grew up hearing my dad opine about Gemütlichkeit. It’s a German concept that combines coziness (which my introverted American mind associates with solitude) and community. It’s… Continue reading Why “Trivial Circumstances”?
It had only been a year since my divorce. I was being careful about budgeting, taking toddling steps into an adulthood discipline at 37. That said, I’ve lived long enough to know that shelling out extra dollars for shoes and handbags typically paid off since the quality is so much better. So, I’d made the… Continue reading Red Boots
What were the first words out of God's mouth when he gave the Hebrews the 10 commandments? "Thou shalt not...?" Nope. There's the build-up to the 10 commandments, with all of the awe-inspiring pyrotechnics and sound effects, of course. But when the real show begins, when he stops the introduction and starts in on the… Continue reading Law and Freedom
The sermon topic at our church this past Sunday was the story of the woman caught in adultery. I noticed for the first time that there is grace in unexpected places in this story. Radical freedom. The grace here is not just for the woman condemned to be stoned. But first, let’s find the traps,… Continue reading The woman caught in adultery wasn’t the only one receiving grace
As I was dozing off last night, I woke myself up with a startling thought: I am writing a book but I have been ashamed to talk about it. So, here it is in public for anyone to see: I’m writing a book, and I intend to get it published. I’m writing a memoir, in… Continue reading Did I mention I’m writing a book?
"That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.” Romans 8:24-25 (the Message) What a beautiful picture of… Continue reading Longing and Hope
Music is the language I learned to speak at home placing my pudgy toddler hands over my mother’s on the piano. It is the songs we sang when we didn’t know it was embarrassing not to be able to carry a tune. It is hard for me to listen to music and do… well, anything… Continue reading Transported
This is what I read for communion a few weeks ago: Hi Church! I’m introducing communion today, and I’m starting at the very beginning, in Genesis. I’m reading Genesis 2: 4-9: “When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord… Continue reading Life & Breath