Back, Better, still Becoming

You know when you want to do something just right so you put off doing it until you can do it just right... But that time never seems to come, so you don’t end up doing it at all? (I know you know what I’m talking about...) Well I’ve been wanting to post an [...]

By |2019-09-17T16:41:52+00:00September 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Obvious Tree Analogies, and Other Updates

THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL Today was my last day of class for the semester at Denver Seminary where I started attending this year. My class was entitled Theology and Practices of Spiritual Formation, focusing on, fairly obviously, spiritual formation, primarily through the spiritual disciplines. This was just one simple class, once a week [...]

By |2019-09-13T12:11:17+00:00May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Contemplative Practice Group for Lent

As many of you know, I am back in grad school this semester at the Denver Seminary as part of my sabbatical. And, as part of a research project for my Spiritual Disciplines course, I am planning a 6 week Contemplative Prayer/Meditation group in order to share and experience two contemplative practices that have been particularly powerful for [...]

By |2019-03-05T22:48:47+00:00February 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Sabbatical

IT'S BEEN QUIET 'ROUND HERE Happy New Year! Is it still appropriate to say that now that we’re (finally) almost through January? Jeez, longest month of the year is an understatement. Regardless, I hope this finds you all happy, healthy and settled in for 2019. AND SPEAKING OF Speaking of, this January marked 5 years [...]

By |2019-01-30T22:11:50+00:00January 30th, 2019|0 Comments

The Crash

There’s a distinct before and after in my life. Before my brother, David, died and after. I’ve now lived more years in the “after”, which has a sadness that looms with it. But with the distance that comes with those years passing, at least for me, there’s now a sense of peace that walks [...]

By |2018-12-20T15:09:01+00:00December 20th, 2018|0 Comments

If & When?

TO DRINK OR NOT TO DRINK... That is the question. Or is it? Here we are nearly 5 months into my alcohol-free journey, smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. I figured it’d be a good time to update you, my friends, and those of you curious on my 'status.’ So let [...]

By |2018-12-15T17:03:12+00:00December 14th, 2018|4 Comments

Fear

Here is what I remember… Feeling light, and fiery and fast and bright. I remember the feel of the sun and wind on my face as I move through forests that open onto mountaintops. I remember knowing what my limbs were capable of. I remember the ache and the fire in them when I [...]

By |2018-10-31T21:54:26+00:00October 31st, 2018|2 Comments

Pendulum Swinging Part ll- Addicted to Busy?

Priorities, Redefining Success & Finding the Gentle Middle  Picking up on where we left off in Part I, I was back in my cycle of overworked and rundown, having once again taken on too much and feeling the effects... RETREAT So I went on my retreat. I got to truly rest, truly unplug, and truly [...]

By |2018-10-23T18:59:50+00:00October 23rd, 2018|1 Comment

Pendulum Swinging Part l- A Pattern of Extremes

Avoiding Extremes & Maintaining Balance Part l  I talk a lot about balance. Work/life balance and prioritizing ourselves in the midst of our busy lives and... is it even possible? Well, I can tell you one thing, it’s a lot harder than it looks and for some reason I've continued to replay the same pattern [...]

By |2018-10-23T18:58:58+00:00October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Bone Broth Roundup!

Why Bone Broth? We're coming on cold and flu season so I've done a round up of all my bone broth recipes from easy to stupid-easy, as well as a rundown of the many health benefits that can be found in Bone Broth! So, what if I told you there was a delicious food that [...]

By |2018-10-01T21:01:37+00:00September 27th, 2018|2 Comments