Argh and ugh are my two favorite kind-of-not-real words for expressing what is almost inexpressible. I use them when life seems so DIFFICULT. Lately, I seem to be using them more. Many things seem to be increasingly hard, uncertain and antagonistic. From Will Smith to fill-in-the-blank here, we all are not our best selves these… Continue reading Argh! Ugh!
One word can shape a whole year. I've written about this before. The concept of having one prayer/focus word for the year has been unfolding in my life for about a decade now. The idea comes from the work of Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen in their book from 2012, My One Word: Change Your… Continue reading Invitation
Some days I have so many words. Some days I have almost none. Today feels like one of those almost-no- words kind of days. I normally avoid writing when I have nothing to say but today I'm showing up to see what might happen. Years ago, I had compassionate therapist. She used using her spiritual… Continue reading Just Three Words
Some things are too hard, too much, unbearable, really. What do we do when we find ourselves face to face with such things? I know people who have recently received difficult diagnoses of one kind or another. Some of us are in a season of letting go. Some of us are digesting news that does… Continue reading Suspended in God’s Light
In ministry for me most of the fun, scary, God-inspired big endeavors have come from asking What If? One of my colleagues taught me this. What if we found new ways to feed and welcome the hungry? What if we had a large community-wide women’s ministry designed to replenish women’s souls? What if we actually… Continue reading One Little Letter