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Winter Solace

What if instead of New Year’s Resolutions, you could start your year in community with people who are longing to live whole-person lives and are taking steps in that direction?  In 2022, the Pilgrimage Online Spiritual Formation Ministry is offering our first virtual retreat. According to the liturgical church year, the first two Sundays ofContinue reading “Winter Solace”

Memento Mori

Halloween is the favourite holiday of some of my favorite people and yet it’s still my least favourite holiday. Which I guess just goes to show that people are different, and we can still be friends, right? From my perspective, at minimum, Halloween decor detracts from the natural gorgeousness of New England in autumn. (IContinue reading “Memento Mori”

Birthday Wishes

It was my birthday this week. You know how Facebook does this thing where, when your birthday approaches, they invite you to ask everybody for a donation to a charity of your choice? I did that once, for the nonprofit ministry of a friend of mine, but mostly I feel weird about it, because IContinue reading “Birthday Wishes”

Magnificat

I met with my spiritual director last week and in the course of our conversation, she said, “I wonder if you would consider…I think we did this together when we were in London, too…writing a Magnificat. You know, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for…’ You write theContinue reading “Magnificat”

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 differentlyContinue reading “Irrational?”

Forgive me

How is it that Christians are still so divided along color lines that in almost half a century, a missionary kid like me never heard of the actual “Father of Modern Missions”? Or if I did, it was never in those terms, and I don’t remember it?

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