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2020 word feature

Truth, The Good, The Bad, and The Louder The Better

2020 word – TRUTH Truth has always been important to me. All my life, I have seen through the lies more than I wanted. I know it is part of being a discerner and feeler, but sometimes it’s tiring. When it feels like betrayal, like a kick in the gut, it’s Truth trying to get […]

When Faith Hits The Fan

Passionate Compassion For the past week I have prayed, wondered, and watched as a community of passionate believers stood beside one of their own as they believed God for the resurrection of their two-year-old daughter. The way they gathered around this family, honored their wishes, and walked with them is a beautiful thing. It takes […]

Warning: Exploding Heads, Naked Dancing, and Fire

When I hear how people, who claim to follow Jesus, the One who came and rattled the religious establishment and political machine until they killed him for it; the One who showed us a new way to love, and worship, and serve; the One who sent the Holy Spirit to baptize in fire, when those […]

How Do You Kill A Monster Gently?

A MOTHER’S DAY ADMISSION I go through the motions, try to play along. But my knew-found devotion to Truth refuses to let me be. The tears flow and the pain comes. So I let it. There are things worth mourning. Places where grief has a work to do. So I let it ride. Feel every […]

A Spirit Production; Love In All Its Varied Expressions (Pt 3)

Love is never a formula. It is always about living and walking with Holy Spirit; listening to his promptings and responding in the way he directs. When we walk and respond in partnership with him we can be confident it will always in all ways Lead us back to love.   Love doesn’t look the […]

A Spirit Production; Love in all it’s expressions (Pt 2)

As a follower of Jesus, the fruit of the Spirit is our guidance system. It is meant, foremost, to be used to examine our own heart. If we use it to measure others, it soon leaves a trail of bitter taste where there should be Spirit sweetness. Long ago, I noticed that defining what fruit […]

A Spirit Production; Love in all it’s expressions (Pt 1)

  There has been a low, relentless vibration in my gut that started with my journey out of shame-driven religion and into relationship-anchored faith. During this on-going process, I have realized one of my missions on this Earth is to redefine language.  Words have become weapons. Accusations and assumptions hurl like rapid fire, taking out […]

9 Lessons Learned From Hallmark Christmas Movies

1- People who live in the Big City are successful but lonely. Big City folk are so good at what they do that they don’t need human contact. They work long days, then walk the bustling streets, to end the day at a bar or fancy restaurant, surrounded but alone. The owner/bartender/server knows them, but […]

Love: Like Walking A Tightrope In A Thunderstorm

If this life is a balancing act, then love is like walking a tightrope in a thunderstorm while juggling hungry monkeys. There is always the danger of a tumble; always the chance those who have access will shake our foundation, throw us off balance. It opens the possibility that our life and hopes and dreams […]

Storms and Drought, Braving Both

We humans try to make peace with the storm by saying it made us strong. We romanticize it, marvel at it and give it credit for who we are today. I have a different viewpoint. Storms show the strength of your roots. You may be a pretty, flowering tree above the surface but if your root […]