Once (a very long, seven-year "once") I worked at a church as a Christian Education Director. My primary (but certainly not only) responsibility being to oversee the Youth Group, teaching them and providing them with educational and ideally also socially beneficial activities throughout the year. These events have mostly kind of blurred together in my… Continue reading Where Your Treasure Is
"I checked out your suggested page. Noticed you wanted some funds for the study. Thanks but no thanks. You should consider doing ministry as a ministry, instead of as a profession."
The sword-guy says, "Nope!" And then he tells Joshua that "as the commander of the army of the Lord I have now come."
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
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
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
...are someone else's. Trying to "live" here today.
While it may be true that there are some things I would never say, I can't promise you will never hear me say them.
Neither Sabbath reflected any part of the reality of the week which immediately followed it--but maybe that's because the Sabbath is meant to be the SEVENTH day of the week...
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?