The Day I Went Blind

The Day I Went Blind

Getting ready to go to work one morning at the court where I was a judge, I was finishing my makeup. When I closed my right eye to put eyeliner on it, my face disappeared from the mirror.  I opened my right eye and my face came back.  It took a few seconds for the...
Wandering the Labyrinth Together

Wandering the Labyrinth Together

I focused on the end of my fingertip, where it met circuitous lines on the crackled pink paper. I tried not to look ahead and how much of the journey remained but centered my attention on where I was on the path in that moment. The pastor played gentle background...
We Give You Thanks

We Give You Thanks

A Thanksgiving communion liturgy and communion itself are wonderful examples of how God acts unexpectedly.  All the tax collectors and sinners were gathering around Jesus to listen to him. The Pharisees and legal experts were grumbling, saying, “This man welcomes...
Living As…Myself

Living As…Myself

Chemotherapy had not diminished her humor. Nor her wisdom. As she sat on the stage and regaled us with encouragement to write our stories with passion and purpose, I listened in the back of the auditorium utterly grateful for this human—cancer survivor, God’s servant,...
The God Who Fixes Broken Hearts

The God Who Fixes Broken Hearts

God’s goodness. In the depths of our being, do we believe that he really has good in store for our lives? What about those times when life feels anything but? When situations seem to show otherwise, how can we glean the good? This has been my quest: discovering God’s...

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