“o God, listen to my cry! hear my prayer! from the ends of the earth, i cry to you for help. when my heart is overwhelmed. lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge” – psalm 61:1-3, NLT sometimes when i write about how hard life is here at the refuge, i wonder […]Read More
when christmas is hard.
i like christmas. i am not crazy about the commercialism and try to avoid stores at all costs starting from thanksgiving on, but i do love the season. i love the story of Jesus because of its upside-downness & the wild and wacky ways he entered into the world as God-in-the-flesh. i love the intentional […]Read More
the cross, this year
every year for the past few years i’ve written about the cross & what it means to me. last year i just reposted the previous year with a few twists. this year, i decided to start over and reflect on where i am this year. these are just some thoughts off the top of my […]Read More
yesterday was palm sunday. i love the easter story; in fact, this week is my very favorite week of the entire year. like advent & the anticipation of Jesus’ birth, i love the upside-downness of it all. Jesus, the promised king, the messiah, all grown up, enters into jerusalem to a roar of “hosannas!” and […]Read More
justice: what love looks like in public
i am leaving today for el salvador for spring break with my family. no cell phones, no internet, no tv. just us. oh yeah, we need it. for this week, i thought i’d just share a post i wrote for christine sine’s lent series (the theme was called–easter is coming, what do we hunger and […]Read More
dying yet again.
“The process of conversion begins with genuine openness to change–to be open to the possibility that just as natural life evolves, so our spiritual life is evolving…. Each time you consent to an enhancement of faith, your world changes and all your relationship have to be adjusted to the new perspective and the new light […]Read More
pain relief not pain removal
*this post is part of the christmas synchroblog centered on Jesus came: did you get what you expected? i hope you all had a good christmas. ours was sweet & simple & really nice. i’ve been really unplugged all week and have enjoyed the quiet. * * * * * for advent, i wrote a […]Read More
3, well 4, christmas-y things
well here we go, the last few days before christmas. it was 67 degrees here in colorado yesterday & snowing today! it has been a really wild & crazy refuge week with several of my most favorite events–serving dinner at joshua station, a beautiful transitional housing program in denver that we love, our 6th annual […]Read More
it's a beautiful, messy story.
i do not like shopping. i do not like crowds. i do not like commercials and all of the nutty emphasis on buying stuff. and i definitely do not like cold december weather. but i do love christmas. i love christmas because i love the christmas story. i love the wild & crazy way God […]Read More
present, humble, vulnerable.
* this is part of the second november synchroblog is to celebrate the beginning of the season of advent. the theme different bloggers are writing on is: jesus is coming: what are we expecting? come back & check out the links of other bloggers writing on this topic at the bottom of this post (they […]Read More