Mine is Not a Blind Faith

It sucks that people currently enmeshed in a protest atheism assume that, if you are a person of faith, your faith must be blind.  As if I wasn’t aware of all the ways this life is suffering. As if I could close my eyes to the atrocities human beings commit against each other. And shut […]

The Road Is Hard

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 (NRSV) In a strange way, these […]

“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 […]

Unfinished Business

Life has settled back into an everyday pace for us. I love entering into the hidden magic of the everyday… but, somehow, it still manages to allude me. There is something still holding me back from reaping a full measure of joy from my daily life. And I know the why…. … I still have […]

Personhood in Christ

In order to survive the past few years, I’ve had to allow God to transform my faith and my worldview.  Life here is not at all what I once believed it to be.  I am not who I once believed myself to be. God is faithful. Even when I’m not, He still is. While I’ve bristled […]

Spiritual Adolescence & The Fellowship of Awkwardness

You know that really awkward time between childhood and adulthood? Where you are suddenly gripped by this strange need to “be” someone or something else? Being a kid is easy. You are you. You don’t have to think about being you, you just are.  Then puberty hits, and you don’t feel like ‘you’ anymore. You […]

Motherhood, Intellectual Chauvanism, and Reductionism

My Spiritual journey took an enormous turn as I first entered Motherhood. As I cradled that first infant in my arms–so perfectly  human in every way– I had to revisit what I believed about humanity. Could this little bundle of pure potential truly be “totally depraved”, as my Calvinistic theology assured me he was? I’ve […]