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


  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

The Labyrinth

I am the labyrinth. Keep moving. I don’t know where I am going, God. It looks like one way but ends up being another, and I turn sharply when I least expect it, and sometimes it looks like I’m going to collide with someone else – how can this be right? I am the path. … More The Labyrinth


I used to want to be not me.Various other lives looked appealing at different times, but on Sundays,I always wanted to be my pastor.I wanted to be just like her.I wanted the fancy robe, the adoration and respect I saw coming from everyone’s eyes.I wanted the hands that could bless bread, make it more than … More Manna