Tag Archive for ‘faith’

The Joy of Meaninglessness

Do you know how much love I feel? Let me explain. I don’t even know where to start. Within each person is an immense, immeasurable well of love. It is as though within our bodies is a bucket of love-water, and it runneth over time and time again. And that love-water we’re filled with is part of the love-water of the universe, the river that runs through everything, the essence […]

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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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Jeremiah, the Transgender Prophet

  How did I get here? How does a feisty south Jersey girl, an academically-minded English teacher and divorced mom of three, start reading the Bible and writing about God and Christianity and confessing she fell in love with Jesus? Dear God, what the hell happened? A lot. What felt like too much, at times. It took losing nearly everything that mattered to me, a completely shattered vision of my […]

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FirstDay Sermon: The Poor in Spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for they will see God. “A Bible Remix” –MotherJana My faith, for me, has always been experiential, meaning that I see how God is working in my own life so that I can understand the larger laws that govern the universe. (As if I can understand the larger laws!) But God is very personal to me, and we’re intimate companions. I know God is […]

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You Have It To Give

  Money is the root of so much awesomeness. –Jen Sincero, author of You AreĀ a Badass at Making Money When I was in Europe this past summer, finding churches to pray in, places to write blog posts, I recognized heaven exists not in some far-off land, but right here, on earth. It is inside us, if we have the bravery and persistence to tap in. In every direction is beauty […]

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