Mystics At Parties

They do show up, because they love people, but they love God in a way that makes a quiet sound in their heads, like a pretty bubbling stream flowing along, and they enjoy parties but they always hear the stream, and if they stay too long, they lose the sound and start mentally searching for … More Mystics At Parties

The River

There is a river that is God running through my soul. It is where I live and move and have my being. The pulse and flow of my life are found within that river. The dancing light of my joy, the solemn depths of my sorrow, my cherished memories, like varied stones – all are … More The River


Whose voice is this coming to me in the night after a day splattered with words, shredded edges poured to overflowing, lying in wait to cause pain, trip up, derail? Emerging from sleep into my breathing, unmoving body, the memory of the shattering words piled around, waiting . . . who is this voice, speaking … More Self-Love


To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.  – Revelation 21: 6 Are you thirsty?  I am. Yes, I mean that metaphorically.  I feel like some of the low-level continual panic of the last two years is finally diminishing, and we are able to see … More Thirsty

A New Thing

Do not remember the former things,     or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing;     now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness     and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43: 18-19 Eye exams are cool because they are such a … More A New Thing


But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were … More Known

Love Is

Love is patient; love is kind … – 1 Corinthians 13: 4 When I love you, I will be patient towards you. I will wait for you. I will hold out hope for you. Behavior is only one part of this. Your last-minute running around getting ready may irritate the tar out of me, and … More Love Is

The Exact Imprint

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and … More The Exact Imprint