journey

The Most Blessed Person Alive

“Blessed are the poor in spirit. Blessed are the pure of heart. For they will be thankful.” –SexyJesus, Bible Remix   I wake up in the mornings feeling like the most blessed person alive. That is not ego talking. That is not me saying I’m better than anyone else. I don’t know that I actually am the most blessed person alive. I just feel that way. Others may not look at me […]

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Don’t Try to Save Anybody

Once, I slept over my mother’s house and did yoga in her guest bedroom and walked to the bed and said out loud, “I need a savior.” I was looking for it in the form of a man. A man with money. A man who would calm all my fears. A man who would make it all better. A man who would right the wrongs of the past, who would […]

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The Bible Is Confusing

“O, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.” –Juliet, Romeo and Juliet  I have fallen in love with Scripture. Fallen deeply, deeply in love. It is as though nothing else will do. (Other things do do, however. I love poetry, and anything by Rilke. I just bought a book on Native American medicine and […]

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FirstDay Sermon: Love Is Not a Numbers Game. Life Is Not a Matter of Numbers.

“For if we think of this existence of the individual as a larger or smaller room, it appears evident that most people learn to know only a corner of their room.” –Rainer Maria Rilke This past week, I was preparing to teach one of my college classes in which students read academic articles about culture and then respond by writing analytical essays. (Wow, that sounds boring.) Our particular focus is […]

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