Disappointment with God: A Lenten Lament

By |2018-03-02T16:30:27-06:00February 11th, 2016|

I didn’t expect to usher in Lent feeling angry at God, but that’s how it went down. On Shrove Tuesday, my fervent prayers for a dear friend that I love and walk beside went unanswered. [...]

Taking it to the streets on Good Friday

By |2018-03-02T16:34:56-06:00April 4th, 2015|

Most Good Fridays, I go to my suburban church where I watch a service that is beautiful, moving, tear-jerking at times. It has been planned out for months, every note of music carefully scripted, every video [...]

Why the Psalms are in the Bible

By |2018-03-02T16:35:06-06:00March 30th, 2015|

My friend Jen is Episcopal, and the girl knows her way around The Book of Common Prayer --a book I never even heard of until I was in college. I'm vaguely jealous of her familiarity [...]

Is God adorable?

By |2018-03-02T16:36:41-06:00February 25th, 2015|

What, or whom, do you adore? Your kids, your spouse, your friends? Coffee or chocolate? An adorable cappuccino. We tend to use the word adore and all its iterations rather lightly. "That is [...]

Deeply Loved Lent study continues

By |2015-02-24T17:24:44-06:00February 24th, 2015|

So, I was planning to do two things yesterday: post something here for our study, and go skiing. Neither happened. On the way to the ski slope, my friend Susy and I came upon the [...]

A monastic approach to motherhood

By |2018-03-02T16:38:48-06:00January 20th, 2015|

I’m excited to welcome Micha Boyett, author of Found: A Story of Questions, Grace and Everyday Prayer, to the blog today and tomorrow for a little interview. First, my short review of Found: Being a [...]

Deeply Loved Lent study Day 6

By |2018-03-02T16:41:34-06:00February 19th, 2013|

Today, Day 6 in Deeply Loved, Jesus invites us to pray. More than once. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing, to pray about everything. Today's chapter offers some simple structures to help us [...]

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