Mother’s Day for All of Us

Mother’s Day for All of Us

I have always had a strange relationship with Mother's Day - it has held the biggest both/and for me of the Hallmark holidays, and this year that both/and has only increased. Growing up, our family wrestled with the dance of how to celebrate my mom and stepmother and also honor the powerful life and legacy [...]

No Longer Outside the Wall

No Longer Outside the Wall

a Holy Week devotional adapted from a homily I presented at my church on Maundy Thursday 2013... Each year of my childhood, my church would offer a Maundy Thursday service where they also held the traditional Jewish Seder meal in celebration of Passover.Β  Honestly I tried to concoct many clever excuses in my early years [...]

January 2, 2012 – Caesarea Philippi, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Jordan River baptisms

Perhaps it's the fact that a decent night of sleep accompanied me last night for the first time in quite a while, or that coffee is finding its way into my daily life here more often than usual - but this morning brought with it an awakening for me, allowing me to be truly present [...]