Church, Family, Great Cloud of Witnesses, Quotes

One Part of the Body

This one time I had cancer. There was a particular part of my body that was being attacked. My M.O. as regards my own health, especially at the time, was usually to let things run their course. I would usually try to eat more or less healthily, I worked out occasionally. I preferred to avoid… Continue reading One Part of the Body

Current Events, Quotes

Black Lives Matter

There, I said it. I am imagining that some of you are wondering why that took so long, and why I have said nothing about George Floyd, particularly after my fairly strong (for me, anyway) reaction to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. And others are feeling a little freaked out that I'm saying it now.… Continue reading Black Lives Matter

Current Events, Quotes

Something Snapped

I'm not racist. Neither are most of the white people I know. But finally, at long last, I'm starting to have an inkling that, given our nation's history and track record (ugh. No pun intended), being "not racist" needs to be a little more proactive and intentional than being passive and "nice," having brown friends,… Continue reading Something Snapped

Books, Great Cloud of Witnesses, Quotes, Seasonal, The Word

Irrational?

There are three women who, unbeknownst to them (and not totally consciously to me either, until recently) inspired the writing of Favored One, and exactly this year--the year I decided to publish the novel of the woman chosen to physically bear the Word of God in her body, and the year I became a differently… Continue reading Irrational?

Quotes, Symbols

Impossible Camels

Some people like to say that Jesus was talking about some teeny gate in Jerusalem which a camel could enter if all of the luggage with which it was loaded down was removed. There may be or have been such a gate, but I don't buy that that's what Jesus was talking about because frankly, I think He got kind of a kick out of making really difficult-to-take utterances and meaning them.