I’m such a sulker…

I am a pro at sulking.The key is to be sure I'm deserving of my sulk. You know what I mean, right? In whatEVER situation. The story becomes what I want it to be. Regardless of reality. "That was all his fault." "I guess I am just stupid." In my head, I'm justified. In...

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Give it up, please!

Sometimes my ego just has to die. A slow, painful death. And I don't know about yours; but my ego never goes down without a fight. Like on the floor, wrestling, grunting and grimacing kinda fight.  My ego is interested in one thing--winning. And I'm the only person...

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Leaning: Breaking Bad Categories, Part 2

Please read Part 1, first. 🙂 The Symptom Let me start with what this blog post is not. It is not a step by step process to finding yourself. There are no steps. What this is... is an opportunity. Consider this quote.  "Far too easily we settle for holiness rather...

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It’s personal.

I'm an artist. Not a great artist. But an artist still. And when I create something--it's super personal. It's intimate. It's close. I've talked to way better artists than I who sometimes create things just for themselves-- for their enjoyment. For every creation...

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I’ve been looking for God…(Sermon on 1st week of Advent)

When I was a little girl… I loved to play pretend with a few close friends. Armed with my imagination and maybe mama’s old coat, oh and my sisters red pumps. We would head out into the backyard. Where time stood still. Until we each would be interrupted when the...

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Control is my drug.

Christianity is often presented as the best ever "safety zone".  A Jesus-loves-me-this-I-know "catch-all" that at times permeates the Church, not all of it certainly.  There are many communities of faith that engage well the conversation of brokenness and pain,...

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Erica’s Story: “Embracing Change”

Thanks to Erica for sharing her story here today.   Erica's Story: Embracing Change November 2015. Me and my husband were there again.  Stuck in an argument, never arriving at an end point. I zoned out.  Then he said four words, "I want a divorce." My heart...

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Did you see me?

I had just turned off my iPad. I like to read before I sleep. My husband lay next to me, 20 minutes earlier he was hunkered behind pillows to avoid my screen light. His breathing was slow and easy now. I smiled because before we turned off the lights, he had looked at...

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Inviting the “Other”

Hey there! There is great stuff in these  scripture readings so I invite you to read them before reading this rest of this post. If you're not a Christian, this next statement is NOT for you; but for those of us who are, the Church, historically, does a really cruddy...

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