What Do We Do When Life Falls Apart? The Psalms Show Us the Way

This isn’t how it is supposed to be. The morning after I moved my daughter, Meghan, out of her first apartment and back home, this was the only thought I … Continue reading What Do We Do When Life Falls Apart? The Psalms Show Us the Way

What To Do With Ourselves in the Land of COVID-19

Yesterday was busy in the land of COVID-19. I rose early, as usual, and drank coffee and wrote. Before the sun was fully up, I went to the grocery and … Continue reading What To Do With Ourselves in the Land of COVID-19

The Mundane and the Monumental: Clinging to Easter Sunday on Monday Morning

My new guest blog post on @Jesus_Calling. The Mundane and the Monumental: Clinging to Easter Sunday on Monday Morning https://www.jesuscalling.com/blog/mundane-monumental-clinging-easter-sunday-monday-morning/

The Abbey of Gethsemani

The Prosperity Gospel at 2:30am

I awakened last night at 2:30 am sick, literally sick, over one I love- one who has wandered too close to the edge of the darkness, and now as I … Continue reading The Prosperity Gospel at 2:30am

From Wastelands to Abundance

I love Psalm 130. The first verse just jumps right in. The Pslamist doesn’t waste time figuring out the “correct” way to approach his Creator. There is no flowery, formal … Continue reading From Wastelands to Abundance

Did You Know?

Did you know… That no matter what anyone says- Slander.  Gossip.  Condemnation.  No matter what anyone does- Rejection.  Betrayal.  Abuse.  That no matter how others see you- Worthy or unworthy. … Continue reading Did You Know?

What If…

What if… You looked into the darkest places.  The moments seared by grief.  The long, weary nights, drenched in tears.  What if… You paused in front of the gaping moments … Continue reading What If…

Light Sower

I sat across from her, one older and wiser than me; one who had studied deeper, walked with God longer.  I told her my story. I pulled back the thick … Continue reading Light Sower

From the Seat of Doom to the Arms of Grace

I heard daily reports about *Carlos before I ever laid eyes on him. He was new to my kids’ middle school and was making quite an impression. Every day that … Continue reading From the Seat of Doom to the Arms of Grace

Rest for the Suffering Soul

This morning, I sat on the front porch drinking coffee and watching the rain fall with Alastor the Monster Mutt after the kids boarded the bus for school. The rain … Continue reading Rest for the Suffering Soul

In Appreciation of the Every Day Miraculous

A group of dwarves sat huddled together: suspicious, angry, and self-consumed as the stars fell out of the sky and the great Lion, Aslan shut the door on Narnia one … Continue reading In Appreciation of the Every Day Miraculous

Comfort for the “Survivors”

“That it is rough out there and chancy is no surprise. Every live thing is a survivor on a kind of extended bivouac. But at the same time we are … Continue reading Comfort for the “Survivors”