Since I was a little girl, I had a fierce desire to become a mother. I could not necessarily articulate the reasons why I had this burning aspiration within me, but it was relentlessly rooted. I can even recall my classmates laughing at me in second grade when I gave my simple answer to the teacher's what we wanted to be when we grew up inquiry, "I just want to get married some day and be a … [Read more...]
A Meditation on Psalm 130 When the bottom falls out from under my feet I shout Help, God! I grab onto your life-preserver Word and you respond, not with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation but with cellular transformation. Metamorphosis, Body/mind/spirit revolution. Every day I fall, call your name, recall your Word. You scoop me up, remind … [Read more...]
Why Do We Weep?
...Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. As she wept, she knelt to look into the tomb and saw two angels sitting there, dressed in white, one at the head, the other at the foot of where Jesus’ body had been laid. They said to her, “Woman, why do you weep?” “They took my Master,” she said, “and I don’t know where they put him.” After she said this, she turned away and saw Jesus standing there. … [Read more...]
When Cancer Comes Calling
An uninvited guest showed up at my door ten weeks ago. Its name? Endometrial cancer. Every time I sit down to write about this unwelcome guest my brain turns to cotton candy, words get stuck in the gummy mess, and a blinking cursor on the computer screen sings nah-nah-nah-nah-nah. My brain may feel like cotton candy, but at the soul level substantial work is … [Read more...]