Category: Church

Just Thomas

My sister and I asked a lot of questions when we were kids. My parents handled it pretty well. My twin sister even had a whole series of picture books that answered questions – such as “Why is the sky blue?” Other adults in our lives were not as accommodating. We had a friend of the family who when we… Read more →

Reluctant Prophets

I had blogged through grad school and during my year at the children’s hospital. I enjoyed it, and it was a good way to process what I was seeing and dealing with and to occasionally remind people how mortal we are when the realization got too big for me to hold on my own. In some ways it was simple… Read more →

Rushed // Rooted

I don’t want to be a Bradford pear tree. Don’t get me wrong, I think they’re beautiful. They grow quickly, they flower in the spring, they’re just lovely. They sound perfect, don’t they? But there are consequences to growing too quickly. The house I lived in the longest growing up had one right off the deck when we moved in.… Read more →

Pure Grace & Playgrounds

I’m a new pastor, and at that point I was only three months into the parish, so I was always somewhere between “This is awesome” and “Dear Lord what have I gotten myself into.” I sometimes see myself as God’s cheerleader to my congregation trying to encourage and remind them that God is good, creation is good, and we can help… Read more →