Strength in the Strain


“God does not give us overcoming life: He gives us life as we overcome. The strain is the strength. If there is no strain, there is no strength. Are you asking God to give you life and liberty and joy? He cannot, unless you will accept the strain. Immediately you face the strain, you will … Continue reading Strength in the Strain

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Sacred Moments and Social Media: A Lament of Sorts


If you will indulge me as I proceed to date myself with the details of this post. Also, I understand this post may land on some of you in a sort of cantankerous way. I picture myself akin to the old cartoon movie The Sword and the Stone’s owl named Archimedes who seems annoyed by … Continue reading Sacred Moments and Social Media: A Lament of Sorts

“If I hear one more sermon on love I think I am going to explode!”


  That sentence was shared with me by a parishioner in a coffee shop in Nashville when the church I was working for was enduring a rough patch. Two distinct groups emerged and I will spare you the reasons we were divisive about, because if I share them it might make you leave the church or hate Jesus … Continue reading “If I hear one more sermon on love I think I am going to explode!”

Rest areas and my spirituality…


I think the idea of “resting in God’ is analogous to my experience of how a rest area works when my family traveled to Canada in the 80s and 90s. The distance between where we lived in Marietta, Georgia and my maternal grandmother’s place in Toronto was about 950 miles. Typically, it took anywhere between … Continue reading Rest areas and my spirituality…