CN: Police violence This morning I watched some So You Think You Can Dance, wrapped up in a blanket, and drinking earl grey from my bright yellow mug. As I watched the beginning of a new season of one of the only reality tv shows I truly love, I got feeling all nostalgic. I started … Continue reading So you think you can dance #BlackLivesMatter
This morning I ran across this quote in my prayer book: "No matter what happens, be gentle with yourself." - Jeanne de Chantal. The rest of the morning's liturgy was on the topic of hospitality. It got me thinking about what the two have to do with each other. What does it mean to be … Continue reading Gentle Hospitality
People talk about it like unfolding doom, the beginning of something truly terrible. Once you start, you can't go back. One thing will lead to another and soon you'll find yourself so far from who you thought you were and what you thought you believed. The slippery slope. I've been warned about this slope on … Continue reading The Slippery Slope
In class this weekend we did an exercise on metaphors. We each chose an item to represent our relationship with God. I picked a match: God and I meet at the end of a match. I don't look like much, small, frail even, easily broken. But inside my very make-up is potential and ability to start the … Continue reading The Metaphor of a Match
I love that minty fresh feeling after brushing my teeth. This morning as I thanked God for my toothbrush and whoever invented it, I wondered what people did before toothbrushes. Did they clean their mouths? Did they even care? Then I started thinking about Adam and Eve. What was different before "the fall"? I've heard … Continue reading Do you think pre-fall Adam and Eve had morning breath?
Every time I look at pictures of people smiling, I can't help but do the same. The silly curve sneaks across my face before I know what's happening. I recently started a "board" on Pinterest called "Smiles of life". It's not much. Just a small collection of people smiling. But every time I look through them … Continue reading The effect of a smile
Sometimes I get confused about the acceptable balance of strength and weakness. I want to deliberately define each strength that I have, to the point of perfection. And in those places where I'm a little shaky I want to push and endure until they're strong too. You see, somehow I got the idea that weakness … Continue reading A lesson in strength