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
faith and evolution in the same sentence.
Years ago when I was writing Faith Shift (which is now 4 years old, how did time go that fast?!) we tossed around the idea of “Faith Evolution” as one of the possible titles. I am glad we landed on “shift” in the end for some different reasons but appreciate that we incorporated “evolution” into the drawing […]Read More
Faith Shifts and the Enneagram
Not everyone will be able to connect to this post but if you know anything about the Enneagram and have had some kind of shifting faith, this post is for you. I personally love the Enneagram as a tool for personal transformation. I have had the joy of doing some Enneagram for Teams work at […]Read More
faith shift: hope & healing, an online group (and a few other things)
I have been out of the groove of blogging this season, but it’s been for good reason! Almost exactly a year ago, after some hard and good community work, we transitioned The Refuge’s leadership and community life structures to make it more sustainable as we dreamed for our next 10 years together; a year later […]Read More
nevertheless, we persisted.
It’s a new year. And goodness gracious, do I know so many people who are happy to leave 2017 behind! It’s been a rough one for so many–politically, spiritually, practically, and on a host of different levels. It was a pretty tricky one for me, too. 2017 was filled with transition, hard work at The […]Read More
In these last few days before Christmas, I’ve been reflecting on this crazy year. On the political bizarreness we are all in the midst of, the stripping of benefits and protections for children while those on the top line their pockets, the reality of our systems being tilted toward undistributed power, the ongoing division within […]Read More
good news gone bad
It seems like almost every week there’s another thing to be traumatized about in the news. Between gun violence and political fiascos with big consequences and natural disasters, so many are wrung out. Each time, there’s some kind a “Christian” response. “Let us keep our guns.” “Trump is God’s guy and it’s time to get […]Read More
back from a break & breaking old patterns.
It’s been 3 months since I’ve blogged here, and I’m glad to get back in the groove this month (I miss rambling about things I like to ramble about–church, life, community, healing, faith shifts, justice, and equality!) I am not sure what things will look like exactly in this next season, blogging here for any […]Read More
formation friday: a time to…
The reason I wrote Faith Shift a chunk of years ago was to provide some tools and hope for people who were losing all they once held dear. It’s a brutal season, when everything we once believed comes apart and we aren’t sure what that means for us. Over time I’ve processed the material with different […]Read More
Today is Resurrection Sunday (and it’s also my son’s 21st birthday!). It’s a day where we tell the Easter story and Jesus risen from the tomb and remember that out of the death and darkness, hope and new life emerge. Despite many shifts in faith over the years, I am still thankful for resurrection and […]Read More