Loving God Close Up

When we are intimate with God, we become the best version of our best selves. When we take that faith into the world we help each other remember who we are and to live into that.

When We Pick Up Our Cross

Not too long ago, on a Monday morning, I logged into my work computer to find an email from my boss. It said that I was in violation of my organization’s social media policy and that I needed to remove the offending post from my LinkedIn account immediately.  The problem, the email said, was that…

Undivided: The Heart of the Gospel

When things in my life are feeling kind of stressful, instead of comfort food, I turn to comfort television. This week, my show of choice was one from the 1990s…It was on TV for about eight years. It’s called Touched by an Angel and had a bunch of great actors including Roma Downey, Della Reese,…

Learning Sabbath Lessons

I have a favorite sweatshirt that I often wear. It’s a black hoodie and on the front is printed: Deacon, because full-time multitasking ninja is not a real title. My twitter profile describes me in this way: High-tech supply chain journalist, deacon, and mother…almost never in that order. And I will confess to you, my…

Let Women Be Heard: A Meditation on a Meal

Take a long slow, deep breath in…Hold it for a moment, and then slowly exhale. Take another long slow, deep breath in…Hold it, and then exhale. Empty your lungs completely with your out-breath. Take a third deep breath in. Take your time. Hold it for a moment, and then let it go. Relax. Close your…