Darkness that lets us see the light

By |2018-03-02T16:30:24-06:00February 17th, 2016|

Part of me did not want to go to church. Another part of me longed for it, in a shaky, hungry sort of way. The hunger won out. At The Practice, the gathering we attend [...]

Always Trust Your Story

By |2018-03-02T16:45:00-06:00October 16th, 2012|

“When you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention.” ----Frederick Beuchner Plowing through Facebook updates, I scroll quickly past political diatribe, cat meme, prayer requests from [...]

Making a spiritual discipline of Sabbath

By |2018-03-02T16:45:04-06:00October 13th, 2012|

What does a life of Sabbath Simplicity look like? The unfortunate stereotypes of constant leisure or contemplation don't come anywhere near my crazy working mom life. But I am committed to living a sanely-paced, God-focused [...]

Building endurance for a joyful adventure

By |2018-03-02T18:56:22-06:00September 3rd, 2012|

My daughter and I plunge into the shallow flowing stream, walking sticks in hand. After a one mile walk up a relatively easy paved path, we reach the trail head for the Narrows, a canyon in [...]

The spiritual practice of hospitality

By |2018-03-02T18:58:07-06:00April 24th, 2012|

Parsnips, a humble root vegetable, wait calm on a cutting board. A blue-collar veggie, they oddly resemble the gnarled and always slightly dirty digits of a day laborer. Slowly I scrape away the earthy/auburn skin [...]

Loving mercy

By |2011-07-26T13:28:49-05:00July 26th, 2011|

If someone wrongs you, the Bible clearly tells us: show mercy to them. Last week, during mid-week worship, we prayed the Lord's Prayer. Even though we used the version that says "forgive us our debts.." [...]

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