Last week I wrote about anger but today I want to follow that up with an emotion on the opposite end of the spectrum. Sometimes we get inundated with all of the problems in the world and in our lives so today I was feeling the need to sit in a place of joy. God indeed … Continue reading Joy!
She pointed her finger at me and with a great deal of emotion behind her eyes she exclaimed "It's your fault!" She went on to blame me for the loss of a ministry in our church. It was ok. I absorbed her anger. It wasn't easy. In fact, it wasn't my "fault" or my lone … Continue reading Righteous or Toxic Anger
I can't get this image out of my mind. This week our church property had a break in at 2:30AM which was caught on video surveillance. The man broke in to our property and went to a kitchenette and took a small bag of Doritos, stood there and ate them and then left. He was … Continue reading A Bag of Chips
Have you ever been rejected by someone because of your gender - something you have no control over at birth? It's been an interesting week balancing reactions to International Women's Day and hearing a difficult story of gender bias about me. It's made me think about something that if I'm being honest, I really don't … Continue reading Being a Woman
What's the deal with the ashes on the forehead? Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent in which we spend 40 days preparing for Easter. It is an ancient season of the church in which the original practice involved fasting for 40 days (not including Sundays which are always Resurrection days) prior to … Continue reading Ashes to ashes…