Everything is Holy Now

    In my middle years, I move farther away from certainty about God to fall deeper into the mystery of it all.  I sing, praise, dance, cry, plead, rage and wrestle my way into mystery. I remember a life  changing conversation many years back with a retired Methodist...

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The Familiarity of Fear

It starts as this pinprick.  The insidious nature of fear as it freezes the body and at the same time makes the heart pump furiously to send all the blood away from the organs to the outer extremities. It can happen so suddenly that it feels like someone punched...

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Healing and Hope

Healing is a process. Forgiveness is a process. Spiritual author Jeff Brown eloquently speaks of forgiveness that rises organically as being real and deeply rooted rather than the willing of forgiveness which to me feels grim and determined and sometimes carries strings that are attached. In my own experience...

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Trust and Allow

  The past few months this phrase is what has kept my feet fully planted on the earth, my heart open and my spirit in seeking mode. I love living in the questions and in the depths of exploration of trust, even in my self perceived free spirited existence,...

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Obligation

The word obligation is a noun defined by dictionary.com as “something by which a person is bound or obliged to do certain things, and which arises out of a sense of duty or results from custom, law, etc.” I have had a life long resistance to authority which has...

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Falling in love with life.

Life as it is with a messy house, 5 more pounds of flesh than I would like, an imperfect credit rating, cars with serious mileage and health challenges that present themselves often into the rhythm of our family. Life also unfolds here in the sense of always having a...

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