Some of you may already know about The Work of the People and the interesting and beautiful material they have. Interviews, visual liturgies, and all kinds of other awesomeness abound on their site. If you don’t subscribe yet, it’s so worth it. There is so much beauty and hope packed in there! My personal favorites are the Jean […]Read More
when we're spiritually hangry.
When I was last visiting my daughter in New York she started getting cranky because we hadn’t eaten and been walking all over town forever. She said, “Mommmmm, Feed me! I’m getting hangry!” I get angry sometimes, too, when I’m hungry. It’s that desperate feeling like I better get some food now before I go […]Read More
10 ideas to re-engage with the Bible if we've become allergic to it.
shifting faith takes its toll in so many ways–changed friendships & relationships, loss of connection & belonging in churches, and disorientation on how we connect with God. so many of the old ways stop working. what used to fill us up now sometimes repels us. what used to feel so comfortable now feels so foreign. […]Read More
faith shift: hope for spiritual refugees, church burnouts, and freedom seekers
really exciting news around here that i’m happy to finally get to share. yesterday i received the final signed contract to write faith shift: hope for spiritual refugees, church burnouts, and freedom seekers (that’s the working title) for convergent books, a new random house imprint! it’s a long crazy story how it all came […]Read More
and…8 ways you can support friends or family experiencing a spiritual shift
yesterday i shared some things to remember when we are in the midst of a spiritual shift. one thing i want to remind everyone–no matter how hard we try, we can’t make certain people fully understand. at the same time, i think sometimes people are just at a total loss on how to respond. our […]Read More
cynicism, skepticism, optimism, realism (and the power of hope)
it’s good to be back! those 5 weeks flew by! i missed you here, but it’s been so great to be off-line for a while and enjoy summer with my kids (i’ve got 5 of them home right now so it’s nuts around here but really fun) & a little lighter refuge schedule. so much […]Read More
10 things to remember when you're healing from faith shifts
if you’re one of those people who are healing from church & faith shifts, you know how raw and weird the process can be. rebuilding after deconstructing addresses some of this, but i wanted to add a few more posts to the series over the next few months because there are so many layers to this […]Read More
rebuilding is possible: a little hope for deconstruction
when i originally had this idea for a rebuilding after deconstructing series, i didn’t know exactly what it would be like. i just knew i wanted to write what was on my heart and see what happened. i have so appreciated all of the comments & honesty & the lovely new people i have met […]Read More
i used to….but now i….
i loved all those responses to yesterday’s soul care & spiritual practices during deconstruction! so many healing practices; thank you for sharing and feel free to still add yours. the other day when i was driving in my car thinking about this series, an old post that i wrote 3 years ago came to mind. it’s […]Read More
soul care & spiritual practices for deconstruction
in the last post we made a few lists related to what helped & what didn’t from others during deconstruction. such good stuff, such hard stuff. thank you for sharing so honestly. i am going to try to pull something together from it so feel free to add yours if you haven’t already. as the […]Read More