Do I Have to go There to be Here?

Do I Have to go There to be Here?

Over the course of the last year and a half, as we’ve been writing What Does Your Soul Love?, we have set aside times to get away to focus on the writing. Thanks to generous friends with homes near Duck Creek, UT and Avila Beach, CA, these getaways were fruitful times...
Wisdom: Living in Touch with Reality

Wisdom: Living in Touch with Reality

I tend to be hypervigilant when it comes to trying to stay safe or making sure I have what I need. I tend to think ahead about possible bad scenarios that might arise, and what I’ll do if they do arise. I’m probably not the only one who does this. So when I read the...
Abide: At Home in God

Abide: At Home in God

On my desk is a little woodcarving of a single, simple word. It’s a biblical word, but it isn’t a word we use much in everyday language. It isn’t even a word that most modern Bible translations use anymore. The word? Abide. In modern versions of John 15, the word that...
Where Do You Go For Refuge?

Where Do You Go For Refuge?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your life? Do you ever feel like you’re under a pile and there is no way to dig out? Most of us feel that way at one point or another. I’ve noticed that my own negative thoughts and expectations can add another layer of weight when...
Lent: Exhaling Hurry, Inhaling Grace

Lent: Exhaling Hurry, Inhaling Grace

Last week, I talked about a growing community of friends who will be joining Gem and me for An Unhurried Lent. We’ll begin three weeks from today on March 6, Ash Wednesday. So, again, why Lent? What’s the big deal? Some resist practices like Lent and other similar...