Recall a seemingly graceless time when God showed up. My thoughts on what that’s about…
You own your poverty by grace, and while it instills a sadness and longing of its own, it is strangely freeing.
Jesus reveals why he pled for the messianic secret at the climax at the story, at the cross.
From the cross, the furthest point from unassailable security, God’s power emerged in Christ, saving the world.
Do the church’s problems stem from being too religious or not religious enough?
That’s how I worship the only God I care to worship, the one who wants mercy on the Bloody Pass.
Amid the thundering proclamations of the prophets, a little piece of comedy appears: The Book of Jonah.
On the source of power and how to use it.
On the promise of comfort after loss.
If Christmas is the model birthday, what does your birthday and mine mean, Christmas baby or not?
God touches the lonely this Christmas.
Consider bringing a little Easter into Thanksgiving 2020. For God is doing something good through all the bad of 2020.
As a psychotherapist and spiritual director, I bring well-honed insight and skill to these posts; yet, my vulnerability plays a more important part, for more than advice from experts, serious people of faith need resonance with fellow travelers.
In my writing and in your reading and comments, may we face our challenges in God’s compassionate presence rather than in a private dressing room where we try in vain to make ourselves presentable to God at an appointed meeting. God meets us where we are.
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