Whether you grew up in church or not, sometimes reading stories in the Hebrew Scriptures can be confusing, overwhelming, and downright hard to understand. Wars and battles are described in ways that are foreign to our 21st century ears. Who won the battles, and why, is often something that is called out in the passages,… Continue reading A Classic Story Re-Investigated
Two weeks ago we walked out of church and heard cheering a block or so away. Curious, my husband and I headed down to Pearl Street to see what was going on. Turns out, that day was the first ever “Boulderthon” – the inaugural half and full marathon for Boulder – and we were right… Continue reading Lessons from a marathon
I am house sitting at a beautiful home this week, and although I am working from here its like a bit of a retreat for me, really. Peaceful, surrounded by mountains, trails near the river to walk, places to ride. I love it. One of my duties (in addition to taking care of the cat)… Continue reading A lesson from high country wildflowers
A friend of mine and her husband do something really cute. Each year, they get one of those small square flip calendars that has one page for each day, showing what day it is to celebrate. Like National Chocolate Chip Cookie day, or National Ballet Day or National Sock Day. Then they do just about… Continue reading Can we let them represent?
I have found myself a bit more somber as of lately, and its been hard to know what to chalk it up to. Sure, 2020 has been interesting, to say the least. I think its more like a culmination of things, between the hard things I have watched our nation go through, the new (but… Continue reading Lamenting at Christmas?
So today is the first Sunday of Advent, and this morning the pastor was reading over the first chapter in Matthew – which, if you have read it – is a geneology of the dads (and a few moms that are mentioned) in the line of Jesus. I suspect some of us have always skipped… Continue reading Redemption of the past
You know how sometimes a verse just sticks in your brain and you can’t get it out, and you realize that it is then the Lord is speaking to you through that verse, even though it was a different time, a different people, spoken thousands of years ago? For me, that started happening quite frequently… Continue reading Something New
Two days now I have woken up with a song in my head – and its not because I was listening to music the night before. One morning the dream was of maybe 10 or so singing the old hymn “How Great Thou Art”, and the next it was a more recent song “Unshackled” by… Continue reading The Curious People of God
I have always loved the book of Hebrews. Not long ago I was reading chapter 11 again, where the writer looks back at men and women in Israelite history that, in the author’s eyes, exhibited actions reflecting their faith in God’s bigger picture to restore humanity. It’s when the author talks about Moses that I… Continue reading A lesson from Moses
I saw a post on an instagram story yesterday that made me shake my head with a resounding.. “yeaaaah, very true.” It was Morgan Freeman sitting in an armchair, with the following quote over his head: “Toxic mothers are just as bad as absent fathers, but ya’ll ain’t ready for that discussion yet”. It was… Continue reading Loving Millennials