Remember algebra? Algebra is defined by me as hard math. Not as hard as calculus but hard. It is considered the study of variables. What that means to me is that it is math with some unknowns or uncertainties thrown in. Sometimes life is algebra. A hard-enough-as-it-is equation which becomes suddenly something very different with… Continue reading When Life is Algebra
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
Just Three Words
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
Suspended in God’s Light
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