It's funny how bad news has a way of bringing back old habits. How it can turn back the clock and bring us back to a faith we thought we had outgrown. One we thought we had left behind, as if it were a snakeskin that we could shed. But we never really leave behind … Continue reading Old familiar ways
This morning some things spilled out of my pen as I was taking some time for myself. Something I had not done in quite some time. This prayer/poem is about what we base our faith on; and how we decide whether to trust a God who makes no guarantees. Dear God, So much to live … Continue reading Prayer of Faith
Do you want to know why deconstructing faith is so popular among millennials? Here I offer my reflection, by linking this trend to the big questions we are asking, on race, gender, history and truth.
Oh Faithful Father, Today You have humbled me once again. Thank You Lord, reminding me that I have so much more to consider than just myself. And that is precisely what love is. There are so many opinions and ideas floating around and being sent my way Lord. And they have gotten me to ponder … Continue reading Viral Prayer #3
A creative retelling of part of Hagar's story, to gain new perspective and insight. Like Midrash.
I am struggling NOT to apologize for my inconsistency with this blog. But I know God has given me a path to travel; and, apparently, for the better part of the last year, that path has not included this blog. However, it has included struggling and wrestling with God, with the Bible, with myself, with … Continue reading Struggling to struggle
The biblical theater is full of interesting people. People who do incredible things, in every sense of the word. There are highly favored, but also highly flawed people in the bible, who can all teach us lessons about what it means to believe in God, to do His work, to be a Christians, to follow … Continue reading Character Study: Miriam
I started this blog because I wanted to make my faith, in some way, applicable. I wanted to "do" something with it. Before the blog I would do that by writing down notes and other things in a journal. One of those other things were my SOAPs. SOAP is a practical method for studying individual … Continue reading SOAP Series # 2 – Faith in action