Still, Still, Still

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things to great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother. – Psalm 131:1-2a (NRSV) Maybe you’ve been...

Earth’s Joy

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness… Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving. Psalm 100:1-2, 4 (NRSV) I was tired before the pandemic overtook our days, our news, our livelihoods. Far from dancing my way into God’s presence, I...

Pit of Despair

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my misery, and my bones waste away. – Psalm 31:9-10 (NRSV) I do not...
Reviews: Denial Is My Spiritual Practice

Reviews: Denial Is My Spiritual Practice

Since the release of Denial Is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith) earlier this year, my new book co-authored with Martha Spong, I’ve been touched by the messages of appreciation for the book from readers who find in its pages a sense of...

Theodicy & PTSD

For the RevGalBlogPals’ “Faith and Illness” column this week, I expounded upon my experiences of faith through the lens of PTSD, which I first wrote about in a chapter of Denial Is My Spiritual Practice. Here’s the column: There is no safe...

“To Do” List

email bills bank soccer soccer store email store laundry homework email email If I accomplish all these things (and a few more) — are you listening, God? — then I will be satisfied with this day from sunrise to sunset. I’m telling you all that I hope...

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