Personal, not Private * 10 Minute Devotional

UCC Pastor Lillian Daniel, co-author of An Odd and Wondrous Calling, wrote a Huffington Post piece that went viral a few years ago. In it she vented about her irritation with those who claim to be “spiritual but not religious.” Daniels writes: Being privately spiritual but not religious just doesn’t interest me. There is nothing challenging about having … More Personal, not Private * 10 Minute Devotional

The Ache of Marriage

Denise Levertov wrote a poem called “The Ache of Marriage.” When I studied it in college I wanted to throw it in the garbage. Marriage achy? Pfffft. Another example of a poet writing silly nonsense. Then I got married. That Levertov? She knew some things. Daryl finished his PhD this September. In many ways, his dissertation became a third … More The Ache of Marriage

Wait for the Light

You guys, I’m super excited about December on the ol’ blog. Why? Because we are going to have daily Advent devotionals written by some amazing folks. Some are dear friends. Others I know only through the blogosphere and their beautiful writing. I’ll write a few as well. Each devotion will be short and focus on one … More Wait for the Light