“… there is so much emotional baggage involved in uprooting your life and transplanting it in an entirely new environment.” Continue reading Hey y’all, I’m in Spain now!
If God controls *all* human action, even our worst, most destructive behaviors must be understood as expressions of God’s all-encompassing nature. Continue reading Puppets or Free Agents?
For many of us, we regard Lent as a glorified diet plan with a dash of God thrown in. (…) Friends, I want to tell you that it can be so much more than this. Continue reading Spring Cleaning: 5 Tips for a Meaningful Lent
The incense, the quiet, the focus on individual spiritual practice and choice sat well with my tormented mind. Continue reading Smog and Incense
“With a dash of humor and a pinch of levity, we might just realize that it is precisely the gunk of our existence that makes it so damn beautiful. Even if we do not always recognize it, each of us is a gloriously icky, and beloved, child of God.” Continue reading A Valentine’s Day Reflection
“I have discovered that God, though existing as a separate force and entity, chooses to be present within and through everything, everyone, and every place.” Continue reading I’m Back Y’all, and I Brought a Hefty Theological Term With Me
“Now that we are celebrating the mystery of resurrection, hold fast to the hope of resurrection in your own life. Know that in due season the love you seek will spring forth like a green blade of grass from sun-thawed soil. ” Continue reading Love in Due Season
“For those of us who crave more than fleeting romance and titillating one-night stands, the constant flux of faces each begging to be more than friends but striving to avoid commitment like a vegan avoids mystery-meat street food can become overwhelming, even a tad disappointing.” Continue reading Reflections on Expatriate Love
One of the most intriguing aspects of Lent is not its call to lay aside sin or take up one’s … Continue reading Lent, a Poem, and a Prophet Walk Into a Bar…
This week I would like to share a prayer and a poem I wrote last fall while contemplating my vocation. … Continue reading Poems, Prayers, and Pilgrims