For Lent this year, I’m logging off. Going dark. Signing off. Want to join me? I’ve realized my tech habits aren’t what I want them to be. I’m not the world’s worst offender when it comes to hours logged online, but I’m far from unplugged. I discovered Twitter recently and it is fun and addictive. The bottomless bowl of…… Continue reading Make it Your Ambition to Lead a Quiet Lent
What happens when a doctor uses the word “arthritis” to a 30-something?
Ruthie Johnson on the infinite difference between waiting alone and waiting together.
Daryl Ellis on the clear, gracious word of God in a world unsure how to listen.
John the Baptist seemed a little bit nuts. Between his choice of cuisine (locusts? really?!), his odd clothing (camel hair? really?!), and his odd choice for living quarters (the desert? really?!) he would have made for a difficult dinner guest. He was a wild man. A prophet. A seer. His message was simple. Prepare the way. Jesus…… Continue reading Make Space for Advent
Early in my high school years, I broke my ankle at soccer practice. I’d just started getting playing time, and even scored a goal in a game (my first) the day before. Then Lindsay Vetter and I went for the ball at the same second in a drill (she won), and I came down hard…… Continue reading Embracing Limits (Soul Space Thursday)
When I was eleven months pregnant with our second child (okay, okay, it was only eight-and-a-half, but it felt like eleven), I picked up our three-year-old at preschool only to have his teacher stop me at the door. “You know,” she said, reaching behind her for a clipboard, “Lincoln hasn’t taken the bird home this…… Continue reading A Laser Yes (Soul Space Thursday)