12 Truths that Transform

How are you doing today?  I hope you are having an amazing day, and regardless of how beautiful and/or brutal it might be for you, I pray you are connected and cared for by a loving community! There’s a common “joke” you may have heard, which goes something like this: A wife asks her longtime … Continue reading 12 Truths that Transform

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A “Crazy” Idea About the Second Coming of Christ

You know how writers often start with the ending of their book?  The conclusion shapes the story from the beginning on.  Life is much the same.  What we believe about our “ending” deeply informs how we act now.  With that in mind, the other day I was thinking about the Second Coming of Christ and … Continue reading A “Crazy” Idea About the Second Coming of Christ

God’s Backside is Beautiful: How Recognizing Past Divine Touches Changes Our Present

I listen to podcasts and books while I run and when I walk to/from work.  I can’t remember who it was, but the other day a speaker talked about a super interesting and somewhat famous Bible story, and what she/he pointed out BLEW MY MIND … so naturally I wanted to share it with you! … Continue reading God’s Backside is Beautiful: How Recognizing Past Divine Touches Changes Our Present

How the Gratuitous Goodness of God Will Change Your Life and the World

 “Life isn’t fair.” I imagine you’ve heard and possibly said this refrain, but probably in a negative manner to explain why bad things happen when they shouldn’t.  YET, what if was True in the most glorious and amazing way?  What if we trusted and lived like the Universe was rigged in our favor, God is good … Continue reading How the Gratuitous Goodness of God Will Change Your Life and the World

A Case for Naming Ourselves “Beloved” Instead of “Sinners”: Shame Doesn’t Belong in the Reign of Love

We become what we think about. - Earl Nightingale   Recently a friend of mine was having a REALLY hard day and tearfully shared with me: “What is WRONG with ME?” The story isn’t mine to tell, so I’ll just say my confidant was heartbroken and disoriented. As we talked for a while my heart … Continue reading A Case for Naming Ourselves “Beloved” Instead of “Sinners”: Shame Doesn’t Belong in the Reign of Love

Our Job is to Remind Each Other of Our Inherent Goodness: Moving “Past” Original Sin to Original Blessing

"It is not that if I am moral, then I will be loved by God; rather, I must first come to experience God’s love, and then I will—almost naturally—be moral." - Richard Rohr   When you peel back the layers of a person, when you move beneath our experiences, stories, and ways we’ve been formed by … Continue reading Our Job is to Remind Each Other of Our Inherent Goodness: Moving “Past” Original Sin to Original Blessing