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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Once There Was A Girl….

So, the rumors are true – this girl is getting ordained!  It seems like a pretty simple sentence but behind it is a lifetime or two of wading through what it means to be a woman of faith, intellect, spirit and questioning.  And it’s at once a hard and good story.   But for now I... Continue Reading →

Encounter

Let me say that humans are so strange.  I know this because I’ve been one my whole life and I’ve lived with them my whole life.  Even this week, I looked at my husband, who I really truly adore, and he looked at me, who obviously he adores, and  we both thought – “huh?”  He... Continue Reading →

Mary and Elizabeth

Mary and Elizabeth by Kathe Kollwitz (1928)     Mary stopped short of the gate. The servants’s daughter was in the yard, bending over a puddle of water. Beyond her was the goat’s pen and then, in the shade of the doorway she saw her cousin. To Mary, Elizabeth's body looked bigger than before, thicker,... Continue Reading →

Anna the Old

And now its the next day.  And then the day after that. In previous posts I wrote about how the lead up to Christmas can make it seem like Christmas is the climax, the end of the story of our waiting. And it is.  And it also is not.  If Christmas is the answer it... Continue Reading →

Bodies Touching

"And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. And there was a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. She had heard the reports about Jesus,... Continue Reading →

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