I went on a 5 mile hike on a section of the Appalachian Trail that runs through Shenandoah National Park with friends from church on Saturday. It's one of the best things I've done all year. We stopped at overlooks along the way to rest and read some Psalms, and on the last stop we … Continue reading hiking at Shenandoah
Swimsuit Season: Modesty and Self Image This post was written as part of To Each Their Own’s guest post series on Modesty & Self Image. I was steeped good and long in American evangelical culture, though not one that held too tightly to ideals of traditional gender spheres. As a result, I was both encouraged … Continue reading bodies
The waiting times I've heard are lessons to learn - so far I've learned: uncertainty is hard. It wears at the netting that holds us Above that infinite chasm of ultimate un-knowing. I scribbled down the poem above in my journal a couple of weeks ago in an attempt to reflect on the ruthless anxiety … Continue reading on safety nets and waiting
Hello, y'all. I'm not gone; I've just been posting up a storm on my fair trade blog, Style Wise. I've also been reading some thought provoking and inspiring articles: Slow Down! Why Some Languages Sound So Fast, Time It's an almost universal truth that any language you don't understand sounds like it's being spoken at … Continue reading i’m still here
As the sun sets, attendees are given an unlit candle. Outside, the light of Christ is lit just as the last light of the sun settles on the horizon. Parishioners process in quietly and await the coming of the light of Christ as it is solemnly paraded down the center aisle. All are aided in … Continue reading alleluia!
My friend Paul presented the Palm Sunday homily last weekend at our church. I really enjoyed it and I hope you do, too. Readings: Isaiah 50:4-7; Luke 19:28-40 He’s finally here. Jesus has finally entered Jerusalem. His whole life has been leading him to this place. And he’s not the only one who knows it. … Continue reading Let Them Sing by Paul Gleason
Thank you to all who accessed my blog through WordPress' Freshly Pressed feature and read, commented, liked, or followed. The homily I posted here was presented in my local congregation last Sunday. Since it was my first time presenting a sermon, I was nervous and emotional, but I made it through and felt moved in … Continue reading freshly pressed
It takes some strain to bow to humility to ask for Help means: I've really reached my end. So when I ask, know I'm Desperate: I've run out of time, excuses, plans. I called to you - Oh God! I called. I asked for help with: All the pomp & circumstance of a General in … Continue reading Psalm 30:2