Clay

I believe that, for most of my life so far, I have been the primary potter with my own clay. I have shaped much of my own destiny. God might see this differently. God might be giving me the divine eye roll right now. But it’s what I think – that, for better or for … More Clay

Light

Light is neutral. Neither good nor bad. Neither for us nor against us. Light just is. Light, unimpeded, will always do what light does – reveal. Illuminate. Make plain. The only way light will not do what light does is if we, in its presence, choose to close our eyes.

Yell-Praying

Have you ever yell-prayed? I have. Hoo boy, I have. It’s a despairing spot to be in, but later, when it’s over and you’ve made up and you’re in harmony with God once again, it can be a deeply satisfying thing. It gives you a history with God. It gives you the confidence to say, … More Yell-Praying

Rainbow Weather

(Photo by Sally Holt) It’s rainbow weather here at church. So many tears. Sadness. Genuine grieving. Wet cheeks. Mascara problems. Deep sighs. It’s sad. And it hurts. But it’s rainbow weather. There is rain, yes, but the sun is shining, too. The children in the ministry moment. The choir. The stunning new worship backdrop. The … More Rainbow Weather

Salvation

I just moved a snail from one place to another. It was entangled in yard debris, lying right in the path of danger, and I moved it. “You’re going to get stepped on,” I said, as I walked it from the confusion of the aggregate patio to the relative calm of the deck. This is … More Salvation

1:42am

God, why do you wake me at 1:42 in the morning after a day of difficult and strong emotions? On regular days, you let me sleep. But on struggling days, you wake me at 1:42 in the morning. Why? What is it you think I am going to do? You know I’m too tired to … More 1:42am