Can We Disappoint God?

I’ve had some interesting conversations over the past few weeks, around questions about balance, rest, creativity, commitment, responsibility, practicality, and trust. That’s quite a list—and all of it is connecting with the question of what I’m choosing to bring...

The Crime of Coexistence

This is not a fluffy Christmas post—but it is definitely a Christmas post. The first Christmas was not fluffy. It was hard. Mary and Joseph were on the road, away from home. They were on the road because the occupying Roman authorities decreed that their census be...

Gifts

This moving process has given us many gifts. We have received various types of gifts, including more boxes and packing material than we needed (so we were able to gift others with the excess), friends to help when the packing seemed overwhelming, and lots of laughs...

Exhaustion

I’m exhausted from the move, from days on end of doing everything from packing, carrying, and unpacking boxes to stopping and starting utilities, scheduling trash pickup, learning how to use a new microwave, etc., etc. I haven’t had a Sabbath day of rest in far too...

Are You Still Celebrating?

Is Christmas over at your house—or wherever you are staying? Are the decorations still in place, or have they all been taken down and stored away for another year? Are you still focused on the incredible gift of incarnation—of God daring to become one of us? Or are...