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 […]

Post-Theology?

I’ve come to a point in my own spirituality where I feel weary of Theology.  This is something very new for me. I’ve enjoyed engaging in theological study for well over a decade now. Up until now I’ve always learned something new, or have been given some new insight into the Divine.  Now, suddenly, I […]

“I Will Counsel You”

There have been plenty of times in my life where I’ve sat perplexed and helpless. Not knowing what to do, what to believe, or how to live.  When you’ve encountered spiritual abuse in the Church, this is one of the fear-inducing outcomes: not knowing who or what to follow.  I can recall reaching a point […]

Nature Songs

Photo credit: My lake, taken by me:) It was on a crisp December evening that I first encountered  her otherworldly howls. The lake  (My lake) –newly blanketed and bound in ice– she sings.  Not only does she sing, she howls and growls and gurgles and whines. On that December night, this  being my first winter living […]

Back to My Roots

I love Winter. No, really! I do! There is something about the month of December that leads me into a deeper sense of awe at the human/Divine story.  Christmas is cool and all (literally, where I stand just above the 45th parallel)… but it’s something more than the weather. It has to do with Light. […]

The Secret of Being Content

“for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can […]