When Faith Shift entered into the world in 2014 (!) I had a few core things I wanted to communicate—that we weren’t crazy and were weren’t alone in our faith shifts and that the movements I walked through in the book—Fusing, Shifting, Returning, Unraveling, Severing, and Rebuilding—weren’t a formula or a step by step anything. […]Read More
dreaming of a non-binary world
I’ve had this post swirling around in my head for months now and decided to sit down and get it out before the year ended. Last month, I was at my multi-faith meeting listening to our Hindu friend share about Diwali and the festival of lights and I was reminded of the beauty of deeper […]Read More
a weary world, a weary year.
Oh, 2020 has been such a brutal and weary year, not just for our family but for the entire world. When we came up with this title for this new Advent book—A Weary World: Reflections for a Blue Christmas—it was before the pandemic hit. We were already tired. I already knew so many people who […]Read More
a peace prayer for political trauma
In the United States this week, tensions are running high, fear is running deep. Last night as I was going to bed I remembered a moment from 3+ years ago when I was at a multi-faith leaders gathering at the Colorado Legislature and one of my favorite representatives, Joe Salazar, shared how he would stop […]Read More
some things i haven’t said.
Next week marks one year without our wild and beautiful and creative and passionate and incredible son here on this earth. At the mom’s grief group that I’ve been going to these past few months, I gleaned some wisdom we’ve been trying to hold on to as October 28th approaches—often, the anticipation of the big dates are […]Read More
survival of the fittest.
This week I got a beautiful letter from my friend who has been in prison for 7 years. We write now and then, and he shared that all 200 inmates in his unit have tested positive for COVID and 11 have died so far. As I read his tender and poignant words, I thought about […]Read More
“mama”, breathing, systemic oppression, and the long uncomfortable haul
This past Friday was Juneteenth. It’s a beautiful thing to see the movement happening right now on behalf of black lives. Never before have I seen so many people who have been silent or even of the more conservative persuasion speak out in new ways. I’m a little worried in all kinds of ways that […]Read More
#griefhasnorules – mother’s day mourning
Mother’s Day. I could feel it coming this week but didn’t have a lot of time to let the magnitude kick in too early. I’ve been busy with The Refuge in-a-pandemic and our non-profit, #communityheals, and how to start our #waterheals and #beautyheals seasons in the middle of Coronavirus crazy. While our whole world’s been […]Read More
“i see you. i hear you. i’m with you.”
Five and a half weeks ago I was supposed to be in the Pacific Northwest for two Practicing events in Portland and Washington. I was so excited because not only would I get to process some of the content in Practicing: Changing Yourself to Change the World with people in real life workshop-style (my favorite […]Read More
“Our brokenness is always lived and experienced as highly personal, intimate, and unique. I am deeply convinced that each human being suffers in a way no other human being suffers.” ~ Henri Nouwen Today is Holy Saturday. The day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday and the one that gets skipped over the most. It’s […]Read More