Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent for Christians. We start by absurdly marking one another with ashes from last year's burned Palm Branches as a way of saying we understand with humility that we will return to ashes one day. I'm not sure we fully understand that, but at least we try.… Continue reading Soul Check
I've felt this before. Uncomfortable. Unsettled. Agitated. It happened every time I was pregnant, especially at the end. Hard to sleep. Hard to breathe. Ready but the time not quite right yet. With my last one I had nerve pain of some sort down one leg all the way until he arrived. I think he… Continue reading Holy Discomfort
I've now been practicing yoga for one year. This new year I even added another class each week. I'm hooked. I pictured that one year out, I would have a really lean, healthy yoga body but as these things go, I still have my same body which can now do yoga. I've mentioned before that… Continue reading The Counter Pose
Writer Sarah Young often captures my imagination with just a few words. In a recent devotional in her new book, Jesus Always, she writes of a soul on tiptoe as it looks up to God in hope. On tiptoe is the posture I'd like to adopt. Our eight month old grandson has learned to pull up to… Continue reading A Soul on Tiptoe
Over the weekend, we watched Unbroken, the true story of World War II POW Louis Zamperini. If you haven't seen the movie or read the book, I won't spoil it for you. Just know that for years, Mr. Zamperini endured one horror after another from sharks to gunfire to hunger and beatings. My takeaway from the movie… Continue reading Gripey or Grateful?