God In My Pocket

I kept God small. I didn’t do it on purpose. I didn’t even know I was doing it. But I kept God small, portable, in my pocket. I loved God. I loved my small God, and occasionally I pulled God out of my pocket, secured God to the dashboard, and said, “You drive.” But later, … More God In My Pocket

God Not Male

God, some of us need you to be female. We need your nurturing presence, your mothering energy. We know we are all made in your image – male, female, all points on the gender spectrum. We are all created by you, we all reflect your glory, and no human trait is limited to one category … More God Not Male

Fault

Conversion, maturity. Spiritual wholeness. The beauty of a wakened and contented soul. Facing each encounter fresh, with empty hands, ready to respond in real time to what is unfolding. The goal, the zenith, the path and the destination. But what if the encounter you are facing is a mess of your own making? What if, … More Fault

Surprise Lizard

There is this lizard who lives under the bush next to my front porch and who loves to sun himself on my front step exactly where I need to put my foot in order to climb the stairs into my house lugging groceries. I’m an animal lover, but this thing freaks me out. I have … More Surprise Lizard

Silence

  He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”  Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an … More Silence

Hurling Jesus

He did not pass through the midst of us and go on his way. No. We succeeded this time. We hurled him off the cliff. He makes us mad. He is so unreasonable. He is getting up in our business – he is getting up in our bedrooms – and here we draw the line. … More Hurling Jesus

Not Mine

I thought it was mine. I really did. I was raised to believe it was mine. And as a female, I got extra props along the way for living like it was mine. Because I was overcoming the barrier of being female and making it mine nonetheless. Being female was my barrier to overcome, and … More Not Mine