We Know So Little

I’m only into the introduction of Invitation to Christian Spirituality: An Ecumenical Anthology edited by John R. Tyson and I’m astounded at how narrow my view of Christian spirituality is. I’ve experienced this over and over in the past several years – the realization that I barely comprehend the story of God in my life,…

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God Is Always In the Room

There is a true home to the soul and a way to go about finding it so that we grow into people who are genuinely at home in God’s world. The way we go about it is found in our everyday ordinary lives. When lived this way and in view of the Kingdom of God,…

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Hold On, But Loosely

It took me almost two weeks to realize what was happening, and even then I didn’t fully grasp the weight of it and what it was doing to me. When I met with my spiritual director a few days after my realization, I told her I was in a season of deep grief like I’d…

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My Word for 2021

That isn’t a typo. I haven’t forgotten we’re in 2022. I am just now getting my word for 2021. I’ve always been fascinated and a little agitated about the annual word thing. Fascinated by those who can wrap all their hopes and dreams for the coming year into a word. Fascinated by a lot of…

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It’s a Wrap, 2021

We came into 2021 with more uncertainty than we’re comfortable with. We like standing on the solid ground of our faith, relationships, careers, and financial goals. It’s difficult when one of those is challenged. It’s almost devastating when all that we’ve known or believed is shaken to the core. That’s exactly what’s happened to a…

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Ten Years

Ten years ago, I hit publish for the first time. My ideas of blogging were naïve. It felt strange and vulnerable to share my words with the whole wide world. And that’s what the internet and a blog meant to me. My heart raced as my finger hovered over the mouse. I hesitated. Inhaled and…

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#AmWriting

Last week, I participated in a writing challenge. I typically resist those kinds of things, but thought it would help my writing groove. I’m not sure my groove is any better. At the very least, it stirred my creative juices and I finished the challenge. It pushed me in several ways: First, it was an…

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Biblical Womanhood?

I can’t write about The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allison Barr without telling part of my story. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know the name of Jesus. My family and I attended a Baptist church off and on until I was around…

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Here I Am

Today, the first day of spring, coincides with a new season in my life. Yesterday marked the ending of a job I liked and knew how to do well, in a place I’d settled into. I could have stayed. In many ways, it would be easier to stay. But staying would mean I’d have to…

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Wake Up, Sleeper

I’m a student at heart. My mom always said I was her most curious child. She’s not the only one exhausted by my perpetual curiosity. Others who know me say the same. I love to study. I enjoy challenging conversations, and I listen to other views. Because of this, I assumed I was immune to…

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