Here is something wise my friend Melanie wrote me a few months ago: I think there's something dangerous about assuming that because we have gone through our own phase of enlightenment about something that everyone else has necessarily gone through the same realizations and that it's no longer worth discussing. ... this process of reflecting … Continue reading Practicing the Practice
Dust to Dust
To my memory, the churches I grew up in didn't have specific Ash Wednesday liturgical services. (They might have and we didn't participate or I don't remember because I was a kid and not yet obsessed with this kind of thing, meaning both liturgy and death.) In college, I mostly knew of Lent as the … Continue reading Dust to Dust
The Shelter of Each Other
Last Monday, my first small group ended. We're splitting off to lead new small groups in our church, which was planned from the start, and I'm excited about that! I'm excited about the book I picked for my new group and about the taco place we're going to meet. But I also am sad about … Continue reading The Shelter of Each Other
What’s a Green Pasture?
Let me share with you some little-known, deep-track Bible verses I've been thinking about: 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul. Because I work as an editor and because of my basic personality, I spend a great … Continue reading What’s a Green Pasture?