Missed It

The Magi showed up / And revealed / Divinity

Then What?

In general, I find a great deal of peace and predictability in the turning of the liturgical seasons. In other ways, it’s tremendously troublesome.

Always waiting. Always looking for what’s next. “OK, that one’s done, and I guess it didn’t ‘work’ either. What do we wait for next?”

Somehow Sustained

“Admitting weakness makes us strong” A paradox for certain How can a “right” seem oh so wrong Revealed by open … More

Into the Gray – #SoCS

These days, anyone who says the Bible is “crystal clear” on anything beyond “God is love” is immediately suspect in my mind.

Too.

…that soothing balm / For which / All our Sore Souls / Cry.

Hiding in the Pews

The author is uniquely qualified to bring his story to the table. Not only was he a “pew hider”, he was also a “pulpit hider”, and after a suicide attempt, he became an advocate for those struggling in the pews and a coach for the leaders of those churches who misunderstand, stigmatize, and ultimately bring harm to those in their care who suffer from mental illness.

Some Missing Pieces Aren’t Meant to be Filled. – #SoCS

Here’s the truth: we’re all incomplete puzzles and will likely ALWAYS be incomplete, even if we finally get our shit together with healthy spirituality, quality therapy and/or the right medication. In fact, spirituality, therapy and meds just help us deal with the fact that we have missing pieces and (hopefully) stop us from trying to fill those holes with unhealthy actions, relationships, or substances.

blackened quiet

knowing the nature of cycles is often all that moves us forward.

Unloading Some Heavy

It’s been a long year. Since coming out in June 2020, things haven’t been all rainbows and sunshine, and before … More

Retreat

I’m going to retreat; It’s the only way forward.