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Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast…” Joel 2:15-16 I remember the first time our oldest daughter received the imposition of the ashes on Ash Wednesday. She was less than a […]
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When my oldest daughter was thirteen, she was bantering with a group of boys at the park when one of them made a sexual joke and they all started pointing and laughing at her.  I found her sobbing in the bathtub where she was washing herself over and over saying, “Why did they do that? […]
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A handful of times in my life, I’ve laid prostrate before God in prayer.  One time it was before a significant leadership decision.  Another time was a moment of profound desperation during a crisis in my life.  Most recently, after God showed up dramatically among us at a retreat, I snuck back into the meeting […]
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I know we are all tired of the political conversations.    But I have to confess, I turned a corner last week and started feeling (dare I say it?!)…. Hopeful. The American church has been diseased for quite some time (God bless her).   I say this as both an insider having grown up in […]
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