Musings: November 2018

Wounded in Spirit

In just a few days, we'll begin the season of Advent. Even if you don't observe much else on the liturgical calendar, it's hard to avoid the on-ramp to Christmas. Instead of counting shopping days and check marks on my do-list, my practice has been to think of Advent as a time of preparation for… Continue reading Musings: November 2018

The Hard Work of Hanging On and the Brave Work of Letting Go

The Hard Work of Hanging on and the Brave Work of Letting Go

Twenty years ago, my husband and I made one of the most difficult decisions of our married life:  we decided to leave a church and to worship elsewhere. Leaving behind dear people we loved (and likely offending more than one person in the process), we left that fellowship convinced that God was telling us it… Continue reading The Hard Work of Hanging On and the Brave Work of Letting Go

The Holy Pursuit of Happiness

The Happiness Dare

For quite some time now I've had the urge to poll a room full of people with this question:  What words come to your mind when you think of God? First impressions are what I'm looking for, and I have a feeling that very few responses would include the word "happy."  In The Happiness Dare, Jennifer Dukes… Continue reading The Holy Pursuit of Happiness