Stories about Holy Days

The Place Where God and Humanity Intersect

“The temple is the place where God and humanity intersected.” This morning, the rain is falling again outside. The tender tapping on the window has been jotted down in my...

Dust and Delighting (Ash Wednesday)

I heard him quietly whisper “to dust we will return,” as the ashes were placed on my head, and I reflected on the words from my morning devotional. “You...

A Most Pervasive Jesus and the Thin Places

Scottish lore is that there is only three feet separating heaven and earth – but there are places we find where the distance is even closer. “Thin places,” they...

Hope. Love. Joy. Peace. And Christmas.

As I write this little letter, Brad is stoking the fire in the living room. He’s got a pot of chili cooking, which heralds cold weather and something that...

The Beauty of Expectancy.

In the days in-between the glorious moments of beautiful birth and humble offering, the days before what had been promised and prophesied was revealed to all – the world...

This is Every-Day Jesus.

This is for you, love. Because I want you to know Jesus. The Christ. The God-Man who defies logic and yet makes sense of it all. I'm not sharing...

Words Will Not Scatter. (Jeremiah 29)

In 2012, I wrote about freedom and values and pro-this and anti-that and the war of words that rages in political years, and the growing ache inside of me...

Long Road Together (Ephesians 4)

We walk into understanding. We walk into wholeness. He completes every small thing that concerns us as we walk. Eyes become clear and legs become strong. Hands become eager...

Knees Become Roots (Ephesians 3)

Close your eyes, little love. Close your eyes and imagine a garden. Do you see it now? It's there behind a gleaming gate held up by - wait, it...

Autographed by God (Ephesians 2)

Remember the days of talking big and fearing bigger - of staking claims on land that crumbled like dust. We thought we knew it all then, thought if we...

Champagne and Confetti. (Ephesians 1)

Rewind now to before the beginning, before life and birth and striving and falling and paradise and that Voice speaking "it is good." Before anything began, the conversation included...
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