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Bags of Filth

Bags of Filth

  It all began with a dare. A 40-day Lenten dare to put love into action. It was my Ash Wednesday – Valentine’s Day challenge to love deeper, truer, better. Could I practice a deeper love for forty days? For one week? For one day? And if I did, what would...
Lessons From the Gorge, Part 2

Lessons From the Gorge, Part 2

  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to turn the page on this calendar year and put an end to 2017. It has been an awfully painful year, hasn’t it? Five terror attacks in the UK. The Barcelona bombing. Mass shootings, car bombs, and suicide bombs in Istanbul,...

Traveling in the Fog

  The year my daughter was born was one of the “traveling in the fog” seasons of my life. An extended period of time when I had to learn to walk by faith and not by sight.   For 18 months I had been watching and scanning two growing masses in my thyroid, praying that...

Questions of Grief

  Grief saunters in, uninvited, turning the warmth of summer’s heat cold with winter’s frost. Grief is the unwelcome companion of the death of a loved one.   Or the death of a friendship.   Or the death of a wish-dream.   Grief is stealthy, coming by night in the...