Finding Ourselves in the Deep Sigh of Abram

I was reading in Genesis 14 this morning, the story of early tribal warfare, if you will, where a bunch of kings teamed up together, fought and plundered some other kings, and essentially took Lot and all his household and animals with them. Abram did what would have been expected of family – he went… Continue reading Finding Ourselves in the Deep Sigh of Abram

Looking into 2023

So here we are Christmas has come and gone, and while the decorations are still up, presents may still be strewn around the tree, and our bodies are still recovering from all the sugary treats, the days on the calendar still flip and life goes on. Tonight we celebrate 2022 taking its place in history.… Continue reading Looking into 2023

The many messages in Christmas

I have always loved the Christmas season, and I’ll admit, I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite “thing” – because I love just about everything about it. The warm sweaters, hot chocolate with candy canes, seasonal lattes at every coffee shop in town. The lights! On houses, lining city streets. The fun of finding… Continue reading The many messages in Christmas

A wedding, a snowboard, and a letter

I had the privilege of doing the wedding ceremony for a young couple last night, an amazing and unique young woman that I met when I first started dating my husband. I saw her leading worship, guitar in hand, dressed in a beanie and converse on a stage of people in a bit dressier garb.… Continue reading A wedding, a snowboard, and a letter

When you don’t have words

I am one of those people who find it hard to have the right words in any given moment. Whether is knowing how to come back with a funny response to a joke, a snarky reply to a passive aggressive jab, or the right response when something unfathomable happens… I just go silent… and I… Continue reading When you don’t have words

Columbus or Indigenous People’s Day?

I grew up learning that October 10th was Columbus Day, a day we celebrate as a nation because “in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue”- and discovered America! Leif Erickson was also in there somewhere, but basically this “discovery” was heralded as the start of many contributions that Italian-Americans had made. Don’t get me wrong,… Continue reading Columbus or Indigenous People’s Day?

Faith lessons on the job

I have worked for the same company for nearly 30 years. I know – its rare these days to find anyone who has worked in one place for so long (except maybe for family owned businesses). I can honestly say I never expected to be here this long, but it’s been a good company. I… Continue reading Faith lessons on the job

The Power of a Latte

I know all our families are imperfect. The older I get, the more it seems that if you can talk about the imperfection, the hard things, and even repent over the things that were hurtful (not that it makes everything better, but it brings things to light that need to be brought out of the… Continue reading The Power of a Latte

Finding Freedom: A Pride Month Devotion

I have made it a practice these past few years to spend time during the month of June to purposely write about how I see passages of scripture differently now. I guess you might say they are words of pleading for my more conservative siblings in the faith to reconsider their position on the LGBTQ… Continue reading Finding Freedom: A Pride Month Devotion

What is hidden

This semester I have been taking a church history class, studying the growth and formalization of the doctrines of the Christian faith since the first 100 years after Jesus death and resurrection. It has been eye- opening and frustrating at the same time. Usually, class gets me thinking so much that I tend to write… Continue reading What is hidden