Balance. Moderation. Truth. Love. Faithfulness. Wholeness. These words are what come to mind when I think about trying to maintain equilibrium in my life. They are what come to mind when I think about what we strive for when we seek to avoid extremism. I’ve talked about wild overcorrections in conversations with Chrissy and others. […]Read more "Following Jesus: Walking the Narrow Road"
I am on a journey. I’m on a quest. An adventure even, and like most real adventures, it’s less fun and more difficult than the ones we imagine as kids or enjoy through the safety of a good book and a cozy chair. While we are all experiencing the adventure to some degree, all of […]Read more "Rediscovering Intention"
As I have been thinking about what I want to write, I’ve had several ideas, but none of them took root in my mind. Reading more of Lauren F. Winner’s Mudhouse Sabbath helped, but at first did not fully satisfy me. I finally read the chapter on Prayer, and there it was: the best and […]Read more "Grace Notes on the Score"
I have started reading Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren F. Winner, and I have to say ‘thank you’ to Vanessa for recommending it to me because it has so far been powerful and inspiring. Winner is a Christian who grew up Jewish, and this book is about her insights into spirituality that she gained from Judaism […]Read more "Faithful with Every Bite"
Men invent means and methods of coming at God’s love, they learn rules and set up devices to remind them of that love, and it seems like a world of trouble to bring oneself into the consciousness of God’s presence. Yet it might be so simple. Is it not quicker and easier just to do […]Read more "Sense You Every Moment"
As I’ve been thinking about the pace of my life and the direction (or lack of direction) I have been feeling, I have started to think about faithfulness to Jesus in terms of tempo and the willingness to slow mine down. I am having to learn some patience and willingness not to know everything about […]Read more "Following Jesus: Finding the Rhythm"
As I continue to share my thoughts about women and God, I want to clarify my intentions. I am writing about the beauty of God to be found in women and the wonder inherent in all daughters of Eve. I am not trying to lay out the different roles appropriate for men or women, biblical […]Read more "Learning from Eve – Part 2"