Doubt, Questions, Words

Words that Made a Difference for This Doubter

Hello! I'm blowing the dust off of this blog today in order to send some words out into the world. Thanks for being here. A few years ago, I had a complete faith breakdown. I was frightened, anxious, and lonely. My sense of belonging, which had always been securely anchored in my church and beliefs, had… Continue reading Words that Made a Difference for This Doubter

Advent, Contemplation, Doubt, faith, Prayer, Questions, Seasons

The Question that’s Saving my Christmas

 I’ve had a tenuous relationship with Christmas the last few years. Christmas has seriously stressed me out. It’s not just all of the extra and expectations that go into the month of December; although, these also play a role in holiday stress. But navigating Christmas with faith-shifting questions is hard. Christmas has a way of… Continue reading The Question that’s Saving my Christmas

Becoming, Contemplation, Discernment, Listening, Prayer, Questions

What is Your Question? The One You Need Today?

"What is your question? Your question for today?" my wise friend asked me gently. "I can only choose one?" I asked nervously. Do questions swirl in your mind like dry leaves on a blustery day, thick and unsettling? Maybe your questions are more blizzard-like--a blinding morass keeping you from moving forward? Then maybe this question… Continue reading What is Your Question? The One You Need Today?

Becoming, Contemplative Practices, Image of God, Perspective, Questions

Why Our Ideas About God Matter

  “Our idea of God tells us more about ourselves than about Him.” ― Thomas Merton "Oh, how easy it is to clutter up the path of the Holy Spirit with my images and preconceptions of God!"  ―Edwina Gately Our ideas about God matter. I've always thought so. But I used to think that it… Continue reading Why Our Ideas About God Matter

At River's Edge, Becoming, Belonging, Questions

Asking “What do You Belong to?” and Other Life-or-Death Questions

"Don't start looking in the Bible for the answers it gives. Start by listening for the questions it asks. . ."  --Frederick Buechner Sometimes a story catches your heart with its truth--a truth that is piercing and happening even thousands of years after the story was first told. Like the story of that earnest young man (the Bible… Continue reading Asking “What do You Belong to?” and Other Life-or-Death Questions

Becoming, Contemplation, Listening, Perspective, Questions, Quotes

Leaning into the Wait

A few weeks back, I wrote about finding myself living in the ellipses- the ". . ." - a time in-between what was and what is to come.  I struggle with the slowness of this time.  I have a feeling that I am not alone. Have you found yourself in an in-between time--that space between… Continue reading Leaning into the Wait