What this Christian white girl is learning as I listen

Im listening. I'm learning. I'm learning that the heroes of my American Christianity held out the gospel with one hand and the chains of their slaves with the other. I'm learning that the history I've been taught has left out a lot. As a result, I have believed a whitewashed narrative that made the wickedness… Continue reading What this Christian white girl is learning as I listen

What should we do? Advice from a RN for decision making in a pandemic

 I'm not a COVID-19 expert. But I have some thoughts as a nurse and a Christian about what should be driving our decisions during this pandemic.I work as a nurse case manager in a local hospital in Sun City. I also serve on staff with my church as a kids ministry director. I am also… Continue reading What should we do? Advice from a RN for decision making in a pandemic

Hope for a sick heart

"I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope." Hosea 2:15 This verse came via email to me today like shade in the hot Arizona sun. I used to tolerate the heat in Arizona pretty well, but as the years have gone by, I haven't grown… Continue reading Hope for a sick heart

Laughing at promises

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is in Romans 4:16-17 where it says, “...to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations;- in the presence of God in whom he believed, who gives… Continue reading Laughing at promises

A sermon to myself on the way to the table

Rachel Joy Welcher, a writer and poet I follow, opened a group on Facebook through Lent exploring poems from her book Two Funerals, Then Easter and giving poetry prompts.  Below is one I shared today after reading Rachel's poem "Communion". A sermon to myself on the way to the table In as much as I… Continue reading A sermon to myself on the way to the table

Your face looks like Sarah

Your round face laughed today The earth not in the way I grinned forgetting the weeks behind When I saw the world and Forgot you were alive Tonight your face is cut in half Now down to a sliver The blinking electricity of this planet Promising to deliver Your grey glow on my cold face… Continue reading Your face looks like Sarah

Thoughts on late term abortion from a labor and delivery nurse perspective

It's hard for me to remain calm while thinking about the insanity behind bills like the ones in Virginia and New York that seek to make normal and acceptable the act of ending the life of a late-term, pre-born human baby; and in the Virginia case, a newborn infant.  But I'm going to try to… Continue reading Thoughts on late term abortion from a labor and delivery nurse perspective

The church as a body, not a grocery store

Ghislaine Howard- The Washing of Feet (1953) I heard it recently on a podcast: We have set up church to be so convenient and easy for folks to get their dose of church on Sunday that we have robbed people of the life-changing joy that comes from taking up your cross and following Jesus as… Continue reading The church as a body, not a grocery store