I’ve prayed all my life, and yet, still, when someone asks me how to pray I’m struck dumb. As a chaplain, nowhere is my uncertainty around prayer more pronounced than in the trauma bay.
Loving the Kid, Not the Temper Tantrum
“Where do you see God’s love in all this anger?” “God’s not there. If God loves me when I behave badly, then I’ll never change.” But then I remembered loving my nephew in the midst of a tantrum. Could that apply to me?
Being Mary: Taking Time to Listen
This past week I fell down the comparison hole. Then Spirit reminded me that I need to be Mary and listen before I can be Martha.
Week 3: God’s Spirit Dwells in You
Do you not know that you are God’s temple? And that God’s Spirit dwells in you? For God’s temple is holy and you are that temple. Corinthians 3:16-17 My heart sang as I read this passage during my prayers this week. How incredible is it that I am loved so very much that God’s Spirit …
What it Takes to Become a Saint
The way to courageous surrender of Saints like Mother Mary, Francis of Assisi and Ignatius of Loyola is lots and lots of prayer.
Searching for the Sunrise in the Sahara on New Year’s Day
How the pressure to have a perfect New Year’s day helped me identify that my sense of isolation is of my own making.
Hope and Grace: Celebrating the Winter Solstice and the Birth of Jesus
Celebrating Jesus’ birth just as the light starts getting a little longer each day seems like grace: a double reminder that hopeful change is afoot.
Spiritual But Not Religious: What It Means To Me
I’ve always described myself as “spiritual but not religious.” I’m finding, however, that grace and transformation is found somewhere in the middle.
I Thought I’d Have Low Back Pain Forever Then I Found Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
You did what? It’s time to get past the taboos around vaginas so women can get the health care they really need.
Becoming More Me
On this Thanksgiving I am most grateful for this blog, the people who’ve helped me with it, and how it has helped me to be more fully me.
Finding Peace in the Detours of Life
Detours are a fact of life. My worry and rage accomplish nothing because each situation resolves in its time. Sometimes, they even lead to something better.