I walked away from the conversation with face still flushed, pulse still elevated, thoughts still racing… Don’t get me wrong – it was a necessary conversation. One which I would have regretted not having, despite the intensity and confrontational nature of the thing. One which was brought on by something so deeply seated that I […]

Taking My Cues From Jason Bourne

These days, I’m thinking Jason Bourne. Jason Bourne knows what it takes to really go ‘off the grid’ and disappear. This is something I’m interested in, because I do it so poorly. I try to set aside time to study and pray, and my best efforts are sabotaged time after time. So… I watch Jason, […]

The ‘C’ Word (a PINK Tuesday post)

I know, I know… you’ve heard all of the quotes before: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr “If you don’t create change, change will create you.” “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”  “Change […]

Spiritual DNA (a PINK Tuesday post)

Last week I sat with my parents at the computer, exploring all of the amazing data that the simple act of a cheek swab can produce. If you’ve got the inclination, a minimal amount of time and a way to foot the bill, you can have your DNA unraveled by experts who will translate the […]

Security Breach (a PINK Tuesday post)

I’ve just received the fifth email warning today, informing me that my email address has been pirated by an ‘unauthorized person’ outside of the Epsilon system. Epsilon is apparently a massive e-mailing machine, but I’m awfully glad I don’t own their stock today as I open email #5 from yet another apologetic company. “We are […]

To Be(rean) or Not To Be(rean): THAT is the Question (a PINK Tuesday post)

Pastor/author/speaker Rob Bell has a new book hitting the shelves today, and the religious community is astir. Words like radical, universalist, false prophet and heretic are erupting from the mouths and the laptops of many whose closely-held interpretations of Scripture are being challenged in Bell’s controversial book, Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell and […]

Mama Needs a New Pair of Shoes… REALLY? (a PINK Tuesday post)

I just stepped out of my closet. My head is hanging, because I thought it might be effective to poke fun at myself and my obvious obsession with shoes. I figured that, if I wanted to really make a strong argument for the case of the damage done by our excesses, I should begin at […]

Welcome to my Mid-Life CRISIS! (a PINK Tuesday post)

You think I’m kidding, but I’ve never been more serious. I WELCOME YOU to my MID-LIFE CRISIS because I’ve learned that ‘the more, the merrier’ is as practical as good counsel gets, and the one thing that my mid-life crisis has failed to produce is ‘merry’ of any kind. ‘Merry Christmas,’ we say. ‘Eat, drink […]

PINK Tuesday

Every Tuesday morning, armed with my Bible and a bag of powerful, freshly ground coffee, I make my way to the church. Only, I don’t really think of it as going to ‘church’ – it’s more like going home. I never dread Tuesday mornings. On the contrary, Tuesday is my favorite day of the week! […]