In the Valley

A friend of mine shared this, and I feel compelled to do the same. Personally, I fail to see much of God from the mountain tops. But in the valley? In the valley, God meets me as I am with Who He IS.  The Valley of Vision (Puritan Prayers and Devotions) LORD, HIGH AND HOLY, […]

The Cult of Christian Opinion

Yesterday, in my Facebook newsfeed, I came across a blogpost about another prominent Christian’s divorce from her husband. And, I’ll admit, I was curious, and I gave into the temptation to click and read on… The whole ‘scandal’ left me feeling physically ill– but not for the reasons you may think.  As I continued to […]

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 […]

On earth, as it is in heaven

I pray the Lord’s Prayer, every night, with my husband and kids. And so, I guess it’s safe to say that our current situation, is within “God’s will” for us.  I’m not sure I like God’s will. God’s will appears to be that I suffer within the tension of what is and what could be. […]

Should I Write?

This is the question I ask myself. Nearly, everyday. Should I write? Should I write here when I’m questioning everything? Maybe, not everything. I believe in God. I believe in God more thoroughly than I believe in myself. I believe in Religion. Sometimes I think the religious idea of God makes more sense than anything […]

Forgetting

Forgetting myself– it’s what happens when I open the door of my heart and allow myself to love someone fully, just as they are, in the here and now.  Forgetting myself– is where real freedom lies.  All the pseudo-problems my active mind creates suddenly fall away when my intention is to meet the needs of another. […]