Humility For Our To-Do Lists

This morning I was driving, on my way to work, when I saw my daughter unexpectedly at her day care. Guarded faithfully by her teachers and the school’s playground fencing, she was in lost in wonder among a group of children, swarming in controlled chaos. She was oblivious to my passing by. As I pulled ...


Equipping Lydia

I wanted to invite you to check out this video from the founder of Equipping Lydia, Rev. Laura Beach.  Here Laura describes the work of spiritual direction and creating space for men and women to experience the touch of God's love for them and the world they inhabit.  Currently, I offer spiritual direction through EL ...


Baptismal Spirituality

The Christian life makes more sense when we understand our baptism. When we are frustrated that our dreams are taking longer than we want to come true, when life takes its detours, and when we disappoint others and ourselves, it will help us to remember that we are in the middle of a long baptismal ...


Jesus Through A Diamond

Why are there four portraits of Jesus? Why do they have differences from one another? This excerpt from my New Testament Essentials class works through the general differences of the passion narratives.


A Jigger Full of Jagger

I came across this, my first online 'about' page, from 2004. It is fun to read it again. Over a decade later, it still rings true: -A Jigger Full of Jagger- Captivated by mythology, I tangle with reality Quite content, a stranger here, not to be alone Who am I? I'll tell you who I'm ...


Hope is a Muscle

Sometimes we experience wishful thinking and mistake it for hope. But hope is so much better than dreaming, even despite our culture's claims to the contrary. When I was in college, my stars were aligning. I wasn't so popular in High School. But by the end of my freshman year of college, I had been ...


Gourmet Christianity

Christianity has long been associated with meals. Jesus hosted a symbolic meal on the eve of his death. Jews and Christians have long portrayed eternity as an everlasting banquet. And Christianity’s earliest distinctive was its insistence that all people could sit and share food together. But in our day, I am afraid that too many ...

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