Thy Will Be Done

Driven.  That word, above all others, best described me in my life before personal loss and grief. I was always full of ideas, always trying new things. Always looking for something more. And it’s not that I am no longer full of ideas or am now unwilling to try new things, it’s that I am […]

Weep with those that weep

On December 26th, a dear friend of mine passed away.  She gave me fair warning that, after a 5 year battle with cancer, her life was quickly coming to an end. And I prepared for her departure, but her passing still left me in a state of pain.  The last time I was able to […]

It’s time 

Healing from life’s hurts takes time. And I hate that about life lived here. I want healing now. Not later on down the road, but right here, right now, exactly where I’m at. The past few months have been very tough on me. You see, healing is toil  before it is reward. I know this, […]

Still Ungodly

This blog just hit an unexpected milestone — according to WordPress, 300 people have followed TheUngodlyWoman. I remember my shock and surprise when WordPress notified me of my 18th follower! I was psyched over that!  Last March, when I was setting up this blog,  I chose an unlikely moniker for a Christian blogger. I still […]


In my opinion, one of the most transgressive bumper stickers I’ve ever encountered is one that read “if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention.”  Nothing smacks more of a deep-seated egocentrism than the expectation that everyone should react to current events in the same way as you do. Besides, has outrage, in and […]

Blessed are the peacemakers 

I’m weary of divisiveness. I’m weary of scrolling through a Facebook feed full of ranting, name calling and finger pointing.  I’m weary of politics. I’m weary of theological squabbles and religious self-righteousness. I’m weary of opinions– my own, and those belonging to others. When did what we think become more important than how treat others? […]

Do not be afraid 

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” John 14:27 (NRSV) In my Bible reading today, I ran across the phrase “do not be afraid” in five different […]