“Good Read”

As a disciple of Jesus Christ I continue to be on the lookout for a “good read”, books that are not only interesting, but also challenging and cause me to reflect on what I learn….

Those People

Perhaps you are spending the holidays with Those People.  You know the ones I mean.  People you would just as soon not see.  You anticipate another awkward festive experience. But Those People will be present. …

Is God Calling You to Spiritual Direction?

In late August our women’s ministry had their fall kick-off to introduce the events and programs that were planned for the coming year.  Several people were given two minutes to express a glimpse of a…

Life-Giving

One of the questions I ask in spiritual direction is “What do you do that is life-giving for you?”  By this I mean what do you do that brings nourishment to your soul? I often…

Is He good? All the time?

Was God good when I broke my ankle?  Was He good when my shoulder froze in April?  Was He good when I went to the OR this month?  Is He good as I continue day…

Goals

I have new goals this year.  They weren’t on my original New Year’s list, but over time they have risen to the forefront. I enjoy walking in my neighborhood.  Under the guise of exercise I…

Enoughness

This piece is a response I gave to a recent posting on our church blog.  The writer, a woman about to deliver her first child, wrote about “the voice inside”; it is the critical voice…

Good Grief

Can grief be good?  I am discovering it can for me. I associate grief with the loss of someone I love.  I am now learning a broader definition of this emotion.   Two weeks before Christmas…

Didn’t He Know?

It is the question I am wrestling with. Didn’t He know this shooting would take place?  Didn’t He know that 26 would die? Didn’t He know these were innocent lives?  Didn’t He know this was…

Ouch

A week and a half ago I sprained my ankle.  I twisted it at a party and managed to hobble home not realizing what I had done.  By the next morning I knew things had…