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What Color Are Your Monsters' Eyes?

“After one or the other of my parents had kissed me good night and turned off the light by my bed, there was always a moment of bliss under the tent of my sheets while my eyes adjusted to the low light coming through the window…. 1,850 more words


"An Altar in the World": living in the wilderness

I am on the wait list at the library to get Barbara Brown Taylor’s new book Learning to Walk in the Dark. I have been reading quotations on her Facebook page and I even listened to an… 1,292 more words


The Practice of Pronouncing Blessing--Chip Laird

A Series of sermons based on An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor.

12. The Practice of Pronouncing Blessing: Benediction

August 31, 2014. 17 more words

Sermons & Conversations

Daily Riches: "Slow Jesus" (Pete Scazzero and Barbara Brown Taylor) *

“Jesus moved slowly, not striving or rushing. He patiently waited through his adolescent and young adult years to reveal himself as the Messiah. Even then, he did not rush to be recognized. 428 more words

Hurry Sickness


Give Yourselves the Gift of Harmony

Give yourselves the gift of harmony
In being each for each a loving other.
Underneath the passion to be free… 111 more words


Reflection: Telling stories

In Day Twenty Six, the patient spent about 30 minutes telling me stories. Not stories of how she found herself in the hospital, not stories of what she was going to do when she got out of the hospital, but stories about her husband who had passed years before I walked into her hospital room.  341 more words

Sayings On God

Questions of Faith: A Sermon Series with Barbara Brown Taylor

We have just finished a three-week sermon series called “Questions of Faith” at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Each week I introduced the topic, read a selection from one of Barbara Brown Taylor’s books, and showed a video clip from the amazing website, … 1,492 more words