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

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

First Response

My phone was buzzing off the nightstand at 3 am.  I was jolted awake from a perfectly wonderful dream to heed a perfectly frightening tornado warning. I had hoped that a perk of moving away from the Midwest would be a relief from the constant threat of storms.  Yet storms–physical and emotional– always seem to … More First Response

How to Have Faith

My husband loves going to Las Vegas.  He says there is a thrill and a rush that comes with the potential of winning money. And from watching him and his friends gamble, I’ve seen first-hand the excitement that builds with each win.  They turn into these fascinating creatures, getting louder and louder, high-fiving each other … More How to Have Faith