Land is not mine or yours or theirs or ours. Land belongs to God, who gifts it to us, who lets us dwell in places. No one wins when we steal God’s land from one another.Read more
What if—instead of quitting the communities that fail us (church, PTA, book club)—we practice stubborn loyalty, trusting that the crucible will make us all stronger and gentler?Read more
When something stresses me out, my inclination is to ignore it. But when the smallest provocation angers me, it’s a sure sign that there’s a reality I am trying to deny.Read more
Even when we are discouraged about the state of the world—especially when we are discouraged by the state of the world—we live by our best hopes and by God’s promise of love.Read more
Bless a baptismal font filled with water, and you have before you: the stuff you’re made of, more important than food, stronger than stone. Not just a symbol of grace but the real thing.Read more
God, I’m thirsty. I long for rest. Show me the way to Your water, and give me permission to stay there. Amen.Read more
Leaning in to God's plan for me isn't always easy because I am a control freak.