Roadblock: Mary

As I peeked around the roadblock of authority, excited by all the knowledge and mysteries to discover about early Christianity, I caught sight of someone who caused me to hesitate.  Someone I had been carefully avoiding for years.  If I wanted to go any further, I was going to have to meet Mary. I used … More Roadblock: Mary

Roadblock: Authority

We humans really seem to despise being told what to do.  I find this ironic, as we experience and submit to authority every day.  Hierarchy is embedded in life, hardwired into God’s creation. In fact, I can’t think of a single thing I do that doesn’t involve some sort of organizational structure.  Families, churches, companies, … More Roadblock: Authority

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

I was terrified walking up to Christ the King Catholic Church the first time.  My shaking hands could barely grip the handle of the heaviest door in the world.  If they heard the clacking of my heels echoing across the nearly silent yet completely full sanctuary, the congregation didn’t show it.  I hardly received a … More Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

Hard-wired for Truth

I had the Word of God in the Scriptures, speaking to my soul. I had the tradition of the Church Fathers guiding my mind. I had the practices of daily prayer, sacrifice, and worship building my strength. All that was left was my heart. This post is a continuation of One Prayer, One Answer and … More Hard-wired for Truth

Holiday = Holy Day

I almost gave up celebrating holidays.   If you have been reading along on my journey, you are well aware of my souring relationship with society and the commercialization that attaches itself to almost everything we do.  Being pulled along on a tidal wave of candy hearts and over-sized stuffed animals felt like one more … More Holiday = Holy Day

Keep It Simple

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds… Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. DEUTERONOMY 11:18–19 NIV I have been struggling with how to teach my children – about God, … More Keep It Simple