Small Pandemic Joys

It has been so long that this pandemic has gone on. I have lost count. I no longer care to count. I have yelled at my kids. I have been short. I have been unkind solely because I have been so isolated. My family is great. Yeah for family but I really miss people. AndContinue reading “Small Pandemic Joys”

Easter at Home with Babies and Toddlers

When I was in my very first call and was still saying I wasn’t sure I was called to be a parent, I led a conversation for the monthly potluck shared by parents and children about faith at home. It felt like a new idea all those ten years ago. Children were supposed to learnContinue reading “Easter at Home with Babies and Toddlers”

Christmas Comes

Christmas comes in the ordinary. It comes into a guest room where strangers are welcomed as friends. A place is made for another night of rest. Two expectant parents wonder if this will be the night. No matter what may have been foretold, it could be any night. The baby will come when its ready.Continue reading “Christmas Comes”

New Traditions for Our Family

My husband is an atheist. That’s right. I am an ordained minister in the Christian Church and I married a man who could care less about anything remotely related to God. He will be quick to amend that. He will say that he does care. He cares because I care but it’s not quite theContinue reading “New Traditions for Our Family”

Toward Transformation This Lent

The holy season of Lent begins in just a few short weeks on Valentines Day, if you can believe it. Even if you can’t quite fathom this holy and profane confusion, get ready. Easter will fall on April Fools Day six weeks later. Maybe it’s appropriate for this year in American Christianity where we areContinue reading “Toward Transformation This Lent”

10 Observations for Right Now

It seems to me that there are so many great teachers out there. It’s why TED is so popular. There are just so many people that are pulsing with wisdom and creativity. It isn’t a select few that have these great ideas but something that is shared across disciplines among all different kinds of people.Continue reading “10 Observations for Right Now”