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I’m so glad you’re checking out my blog!  I’m looking forward to a shared experience of engaging about personal growth and how our theologies inform our lives.  This is not about a “right and wrong” dichotomy, it is about the real stuff of life!  There are the things we try to do, hope to do, and times we blow it completely.  We learn to laugh at ourselves, hold space for our feelings, and build emotional connections with whomever our people are, and do our best to enjoy the ride.

Let’s talk about that…

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In Memorium~

In the deepest part of me Like flowers in a garden One truth rings true Veraciously recounting all that was planted Even the lesser blossoms from Yesterday’s seeds become the beauty I see One bloom at a time Uniting our hearts with yours richly enfolded in mine Gifts of love continue feeding one’s soul, long …

“Maaaaaa!”

From Gene Edwards, A Tale of Three Kings: The almighty, living God turned to Gabriel and gave a command. “Go, take these two portions of my being. There are two destinies waiting. To each unborn destiny give one portion of myself.” A destiny stepped forward: “This portion of God is for me.” “…remember, whoever receives …

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It can be a struggle for some of us to produce writings that transcend theory and get into the nitty gritty of our human experience.  Taking others’ ideas and deconstructing their thought processes, asking relevant questions, and giving opinions is easy.  We do that on social media all the time!  However, those things that puuuush their way through my much more desirable thoughts and bring me into prayer and meditation, that speak to me in a manner that one writer describes as deep calling unto deep really require a different kind of focus because they bare a different message.

Parker Palmer is one prolific writer who calls to mind ways of becoming through belonging, which can only happen through engagement in community, thus developing a group identity.  Shared vulnerabilities and shared frustrations with those portions of ourselves which are less than stellar provide fodder for reflection, deconstruction and reconstruction.  It gives us freedom to connect with and constantly come back to our own crooked places with delicious grace, knowing that as long as we still live, there are ways we can learn to show up differently in the world, ways that are beneficial for us and others.  This space is about that ~

I’m so glad you’re checking out my blog!  I’m looking forward to a shared experience of engaging about personal growth and how our theologies inform our lives.  This is not about a “right and wrong” dichotomy, it is about the real stuff of life!  There are the things we try to do, hope to do, and times we blow it completely.  We learn to laugh at ourselves, hold space for our feelings, and build emotional connections with whomever our people are, and do our best to enjoy the ride.

Let’s talk about that…