She innocently fluttered through my life. Only for a moment. Catching a ride on a breeze as my whole world rushed by her. Brilliant orange wings, outlined with midnight. A free creature dancing in the wind. Would she have accepted the invitation if she knew how dangerous her partner is? His gentle caresses can … More He’s not Safe, but He’s Good.
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
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
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
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
Moving has a way of showing you all your stuff and forcing you to make some tough decisions about what to keep and what to throw away. When my family was packing up our life to move halfway across the country, I came across one box of stuff that I just couldn’t part with. It … More Throw Down Your Blankie