A couple years ago on Mother's Day, I posted something that revealed the complexity of Mother's Day, that maybe we should downplay all this "mother love." I don't know what I was thinking, except, I was likely thinking of others. Wondering about those households without mothers; situations of neglect and abuse, challenged mother-daughter or mother- … Continue reading MOMBLOG.
The Lord will keep you… Psalm 121:7 I got saved before I even started kindergarten but my first baptism was in the murky waters of the Ozark, my anointing from the larger-than-life, and now late, J R Warren: “Watch out for them blonde-headed kids.” Far from bimbo joke or IQ in question, … Continue reading Blonde-Headed Blessing
Last week when I was talking to my mom on the phone she asked, “Are you going to get Andi an Easter dress?” ‘Aw, crap.’ I thought. A reminder, once again, how much I SUCK at observing these dual holidays. I had yet to shop for an Easter dress, and just the thought of locating … Continue reading Easter Nuances
We are ten days in to Lent and I thought I would be tired of writing, but I'm not. So, um, yeah. [hi.] As some of you know, I am blogging with my friend, the Rev. Stephanie Haskins and you can find our site here. Taking on Lent felt like it would be a big job … Continue reading Ten Days In
Lent always give me pause as it approaches. Partly because it's a good idea to take a few breaths and start out calm - this season can get busy for pastor types. But besides just the extra work, I like it because it is a time meant for intentional practice. If the habits have … Continue reading Lent is Coming…
I remember reading a book in one of my theology classes years ago titled: Sin, Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be. I thought about that book as I sat between my children, snuggled in quilts on the couch, watching the Disney animated film (now on Netflix!) Moana. There’s this pivotal moment in the movie … Continue reading Sin & Moana
Well, I've succumb. I won't blather on about them, but I did decide to make some resolutions. However, so as not to disappoint myself, only three of them are true resolutions. Seven of them are what I'm calling MLEs or "Mildly Low Expectations." So here they are: 10. Eat less mediocre restaurant crap. 9. … Continue reading 7 MLE + 3 NYR