Category Archives: Religion

21 days

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. (Maya Angelou) Could you go 21 days without complaining?  My pastor challenged us to do just that last Sunday in church.  She even … Continue reading

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Turning my mourning into dancing

I was going to write a really touching exposition of this passage of Nouwen, which seems so descriptive of what I’ve been learning lately… Where Mourning and Dancing Touch Each Other “[There is] a time for mourning, a time for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on healing

Ordinarily (and by ordinarily I mean “for the last three weeks”), I try to keep my more religious opinions elsewhere, but this one has had me thinking.  How should I respond, or should I respond to the suggestion that Hope … Continue reading

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A little honesty

Since I praised the last cross-post for its honesty, I figured I might as well try some of my own… I am not o.k. with this.  And by “this” I mean the Prader-Willi. It is not o.k. I am not … Continue reading

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Grace in unlikely places

This isn’t about this Grace:               It’s about this grace:                         Those of you who know me, or read the other blog, know … Continue reading

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Which comes first, the chicken or the Nouwen?

Am I depressed because I read Henri Nouwen or does reading Henri Nouwen depress me? It has been suggested to me recently that I am depressed.  I have to admit I was a tad surprised by the statement, thinking myself to … Continue reading

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Dive

Before you ask, of course, that is me in the picture. Hardly. For starters, I’m afraid of heights.  Also, wherever this woman is, she probably had to fly in a plane to get there…another thing I’m afraid of.  I’m afraid … Continue reading

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