I have spent my life looking for the good in people. I have always believed that at our core, goodness will be found. If we are created in God’s image, how could we be anything else? But this year has been a bit of a challenge for me. In watching the news, I can feel… Continue reading what good can come
I feel space in my brain again.I feel joyful thoughts sidling in.I feel breath and light and hope. I am both amazed that one person has taken up so much of my daily thoughts over the past four years and worried that without that constant threat to my people, I will become complacent. I was… Continue reading what are you for?
I should be happy. It looks highly likely that “my” candidate will win the presidency, so I should be overjoyed. But I’m not. All I can see are the over 67 million people who voted for a person to lead our country (again) who has shown himself to be anything but a leader. My heart… Continue reading election feels
If you read my post yesterday, you know I’ve been sitting just outside of time for the past week, so it feels a little unexpected for election day to already be upon us. I thought today might be a good time to talk about politicians and why they do the work they do. Certainly, I… Continue reading a political faith
One week ago, our world froze. We watched as life moved on around us, but our family was in a holding pattern, circling around one single emotion: grief. Grief at the loss of one of our children’s friends. Grief at the pain felt by his parents. Grief as we wondered if one kind word or… Continue reading grief and the rituals of faith