Every Body: Thoughts On My Daughter Realizing She’s a Girl

"If there is to be any redemption, this earth and no other, this body and no other, must have the capacity to take God's grace into itself."  Hans Urs Von Balthazar in Against the Gnostic Heresies So I have a friend who owns a company that sells blankets. These blankets are handmade by women who have... Continue Reading →

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God Is Not A Forced-Air Furnace – Remembering Eugene Peterson

In light of Eugene Peterson's passing last week, I wanted to share the notes I took from a weekend spent with him talking about the formation of people on this faith road and specifically the place of spiritual direction in this journey.  6 years ago, I took a bus to Montana, stayed with a bunch... Continue Reading →

So…I Worry…

So I worry. About all sorts of things. I’m pretty sure it’s the reason why animals in my house turn out a bit funky—they live in a soup of my worry pheromones…poor things. Since my mom passed away, I’ve noticed more about how anxiety sits in me, how my body holds it. When its really... Continue Reading →

Deconstructing Faith – Its Gonna Be Ok

  I read this book at 20 and it changed me.  As you read this quote, you might recognize your own situation.  For L'Engle it was the highly cerebral German theologians who answered everything that left no room for her.  For me (and many in our culture), it was evangelical "just try harder-pull yourself by... Continue Reading →

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