Christian Marriage: Take Two.

She took a seat behind me, tapped my shoulder in a way that spoke affectionately, and said; "you know, you cannot get married again, right?" To which I weakly replied; "yep". My heart burned a bit. I was somewhat sadenned, somewhat surprised, and somewhat resting in the seed of truth that those words were really... Continue Reading →

“The Unprotected Life”

I once adorned myself with a bullet-proof vest. It felt as if I became Wonder-Woman or something. On the way out of the office and into the streets, however, a co-worker noticed my seeming invincibility and commented; "they can still shoot you in the head". Lovely. We were doing home visits for women on probation... Continue Reading →

I Am Not Broken–Anymore (Part 2)

"Sometimes it is necessary to re-teach a thing its loveliness"Galway Kinnell Since last week's post seemed to gain a little traction--enticing more than the typical ten readers, I think I may have stumbled upon something. Since then, however, I've discovered another part to this story. The story of what stillness can teach us. This world... Continue Reading →

The Anonymous Servant

I was sitting in a Twelve Step group the other day following along with our reading, and my mind could not move past the first line. Usually I am searching for a nugget to hold onto and share on, but this time, it was right in my face and I couldn't get past it: "Anonymity... Continue Reading →

How To Move From Anger To Compassion

"When we allow ourselves to feel the fear and sadness behind our anger, our judgements undergo an extraordinary transformation and our fury turns into compassion."Marianne Williamson When my firstborn was in pre-school, I didn't allow her to dress herself. She could choose from one of two pants and one of two tops. The teacher (and... Continue Reading →

The Mercy & Grace of Mama Bear

A friend of mine told me a story the other day about an experience her son had in junior high. He had moved into a new school during his eighth grade year and was caught cheating on a test within two weeks. On his way to the principal's office, he was absolutely mortified, hiding his... Continue Reading →

Fearless Lovers

I think God's goal for each of us is to make us fearless lovers. Jesus, our example, was a fearless lover. In order to do this, He pours Himself into us. "When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has... Continue Reading →

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