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Messy Faith

Brotherhood of Brokenness (Orlando shooting)

I didn't have words all night last night, for the realization of 50 people killed and as many again shot by a terrorist in a gay club in Orlando. I still don't have words.

By |June 14th, 2016|Messy Faith|6 Comments

On Power, and Politics, and Where Our Dignity Comes From

I've had it up to here with the news cycle. Part of it is just hilarious, all the ridiculous things famous people are doing, and then the funny things entertainers say about those ridiculous things. But mostly we're laughing through clenched teeth.

By |May 17th, 2016|Messy Faith|15 Comments

On Living Set Apart

Wishing you all peace, and rest. And the courage to live fully alive, instead of normal.

By |March 1st, 2016|Messy Faith|33 Comments

In Which This is a Change, But it Isn’t a Goodbye (at the Mudroom)

I cry every time I read this piece, partly because of the content and partly because it was easily 3 am when I finally got it posted. I've just been run too thin lately. I'm getting ragged.

By |February 10th, 2016|Messy Faith, Writing Life|0 Comments

Night Gardening

The scariest thing is not the way in which we are entirely helpless, but the way in which we are not.

By |October 26th, 2015|Messy Faith|6 Comments

When You Don’t Have a Peaceful Heart (for Heather Caliri)

I'm talking about Jesus and rest over at Heather Caliri's place today, part of an ongoing series on “The Easy Yoke.”

By |October 16th, 2015|Messy Faith|0 Comments

What Sarah Bessey Has To Do With Bears

Here are two things about the writer Sarah Bessey. One, her writing is so beautiful that reading it (in a blog or in a book) can give you this kind of ice-cream running down your throat feeling. The other is that her writing also changes you.

By |October 6th, 2015|Messy Faith|4 Comments

Prayers, Love, Hope and Chocolate

I don't believe that God sends illness to his less favored children. I do believe that in moments of mortal danger we get to see each other's hearts.

By |September 30th, 2015|Messy Faith|6 Comments

I’m on a Podcast!

If you're into the spiritual side of things, and you're not already completely addicted to This Everyday Holy, I hope my episode is your gateway. The link is here. Or search "This Everyday Holy" on your podcast app.

By |September 22nd, 2015|Messy Faith|0 Comments

What Is Outrage Good For?

“Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.” -- Natalie Goldberg

By |September 13th, 2015|Messy Faith|12 Comments

Soup For the Skinny Girls (at the Mudroom)

The rest of this vulnerable post about bulimia and soup is over at the Mudroom: Soup For the Skinny Girls (With a recipe for Vegetable Soup) Thanks for reading!

By |September 7th, 2015|Messy Faith|0 Comments

To Those Who Doubt

This one is for the doubters. This one is for the ones who think sometimes it's just a fairy tale: that maybe we made up the whole Christ-being-resurrected thing to process our universal fear of death; maybe we're just sitting here making up stories.

By |July 26th, 2015|Messy Faith|16 Comments