When Facebook Slapped Me in the Face

When Facebook Slapped Me in the Face

Facebook has this handy little feature in which it brings up "memories," things you've posted on that particular day in previous years. It makes for some serious nostalgia, oohs and ahs over baby pictures, plenty of laughs, and occasional cringing. Ultimately, I'm a fan because these memories highlight how much I've changed. Or maybe I should … [Read more...]

Freedom Fridays

Freedom Fridays

  When I chose Freedom as my word for 2013, I thought of it as a one-year study of sorts, but I quickly learned that it would be a life journey. Which is a good thing. For the month of October (and maybe beyond, who knows?) I will share a tip, trick, story, or item--something that has helped me walk in greater freedom in my … [Read more...]

At the Intersection of Freedom and Worship

At the Intersection of Freedom and Worship

My One Word for 2013 was Freedom. I naively thought it would be a one year journey.  By the end of the year, it was clear my education surrounding Freedom would be ongoing, but I still wanted a new word for 2014. True to form, I wanted a meaningful, inspired word--not one I conjured up myself or hoped for. However, after embarking on a freedom … [Read more...]

Holy Week This Year

Holy Week This Year

Growing up singing in my church's children's choir, I always looked forward to Holy Thursday Mass. The special hymns and rituals, especially the foot washing, created an atmosphere of reverence and awe that captivated me. It's never felt right to be anywhere but in church between 12:00 and 3:00 on Good Friday. The Stations of the Cross, the … [Read more...]

Wounded

Wounded

Trigger warning: mentions sexual abuse  Today, I'm linking with Bonnie Gray's Faith Jam community. We are writing about the word wounded.   So, here's the thing about wounds. We all have them. It's impossible to go through life without being hurt, either by your own choices or the choices of others. In fact, Jesus lays it out in … [Read more...]

These Days

These Days

The hymn stuck with me since childhood, but it isn't until adulthood that I began to understand the journey: (Can't see the video? Try here.) I thought Freedom was my word for 2013, but I was wrong. I'm seeing now that it is my battle cry for life. 2013 was the beginning--God's invitation to me to step into my calling: be free so you can … [Read more...]