Becoming, Contemplation, Listening, Perspective, Seasons

Rejoicing in Sprouts

Sprouts! I've spotted two so far. Tiny tomato sprouts from seeds that I planted 8 days ago. Seeds that are a few years old because last year I had a tomato tragedy and my plants weren't able to produce fruit. I've been checking for signs of life a few times a day since I planted… Continue reading Rejoicing in Sprouts

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

At River's Edge, Doubt, faith, lent, Seasons

A Baptist Discovers Lent

I am grateful to be writing for At River's Edge this week. Here is a peek: Growing up as a girl born Baptist, Easter was something that we celebrated with triumphant music, Easter-egg hunts, and ham.  We were excited for Easter, but Easter always caught me by surprise.  Maybe it snuck up on me because I… Continue reading A Baptist Discovers Lent

Advent, Poetry, Seasons

Holy in the Silent Night

Silent Night Holy Night gets drowned out in presents and preparations, wrapping, cooking, shopping, family, family, and more family (whom I love dearly!). The way we celebrate Christmas seems to be a how-to-primer on how to miss Heaven on earth. We walk right by-- wearied and noise-worn, or excited, oversaturated, and overstimulated. Today, I want… Continue reading Holy in the Silent Night