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A Rant at God with a (Borrowed) Redemptive Message

This post had been relegated to the “failed drafts” folder, for having no redeeming qualities and managing to sound pissy despite being toned down more than once, when who should walk into my living room and say, “whoa, stop, you should publish that” than my favorite author Anne Lamott!? 1,147 more words

Occasional Essays

Wild Goose Part Two: Mud, Music, and Exploding-Head Syndrome

The giggling girl seemed to speak for all assembled at the Wild Goose Festival as she splashed barefoot up to the sunshine-yellow popcorn tent. “A little rain doesn’t have to spoil a good celebration!” she said to the long-haired, bearded young man in the tent. 847 more words

Occasional Essays

Want to Know My Dream?

The question makes me laugh: “You just inherited a dilapidated, crumbling-down grand mansion in the countryside — what do you do with it?” As it turns out, this is not a theoretical question for me. 738 more words

The Spiritual Life

Wild Goose Part One - Celebration & Sexuality

My head swirls with images of sweaty hippies swaying inside a drumming circle, tattooed youth dancing beneath rainbow banners, and a parade of body-painted, trumpet-blowing, cymbal-crashing celebrants on their way to . 298 more words

The Spiritual Life

Wrong Turns: Hold the Map Loosely

One of the nice things about getting older, at least for me, is that I don’t get lost anymore. I may occasionally feel lost, but I know I’m not truly lost.  680 more words

Occasional Essays

Season III, The Spiritual Life V: The Indwelling of the Holy Ghost

The Spiritual Life V: The Indwelling of the Holy Ghost

Like a tender father, Our Divine Savior told His Apostles before His glorious Ascension into Heaven: “I will not leave you orphans: I will come to you…Yet a little while and the world seeth me no more. 240 more words

Season 3

Overcomng Fear--Keep Fear From Stealing Your Life

For over eighteen years of our twenty-year marriage my husband worked out of town Mondays through Thursdays. I had never been afraid of being by myself or afraid of something going terribly wrong. 537 more words

Spiritual Growth