Grief and Relationship

Grief and Relationship

I’ve spent a lot of the past week grieving, and it has surprised me. I didn’t expect this. After six months of supporting and encouraging our Venezuelan friend through her time in detention, she’s now free, and gone to live with family in the southeastern US. As a...
Rethinking Resurrection

Rethinking Resurrection

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reflecting on wisdom shared by John Dominic Crossan at the CAC’s Universal Christ conference. Today I want to continue my Eastertide series by exploring further an idea he shared in his most recent book, which I mentioned two...
Celebrate Anyway

Celebrate Anyway

Yesterday we went to visit our Venezuelan friend at the Eloy Detention Center. She celebrated her birthday last week. We sent her a card and spoke to her on the phone, but it’s always better to see someone in person, and I can imagine it’s tough to be in a mood to...

Listening to My Constituents

Those of you who have been following me for a while will know that I’ve been pondering what I’m called to do in response to the changes happening in this country. While many expressed surprise at the US election results last November, those results speak...

Tapping into the Really Long View

This past week has been full of upheaval. The 2016 American presidential election has provided more than enough drama, trauma, and surprises—and I am ready for a break. I freely admit to crying in Henry’s arms the morning after election day, as my body and my fears...