Category Archives: Faith

Reflections on Motherhood for Mothers Day

Recently I’ve been reflecting on Motherhood (in addition to doing motherhood). Maybe it has something to do with wanting to be able to say wonderful things to the mothers in my life on Mothers Day and in order to do that well and to say true and uplifting things instead of empty or Hallmark marketed things that don’t actually have the thought behind them. Continue reading

Ending the Cycle of Violence

A few hours after the explosions at the Boston Marathon, the President took to the podium to say roughly: we will find out who did it and why and they will be held accountable. We knew exactly what he meant. The perpetrator(s) will meet a violent end. The American public will expect nothing less.

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Dealing with Tragedy: Thoughts on God’s Love Not Wrath

I’m aware that humankind has been trying to explain unexplainable tragedy and suffering since the dawn of time. Earlier this summer our very own North Minneapolis was hit by a F2 tornado on the same day that Joplin, MO was hit by an even more devastating F5 twister. These images reminded me of the images of Japan; which reminded me of images of Haiti; which reminded me of merciless acts of nature like Katrina and the tsunami off the coast of Indonesia. All told, these disasters have really made me think about the human bucket of attempted reason. Continue reading

Holiday Musings from My Home to Yours

With this day being the last of 2010, I couldn’t help but to offer up some thoughts on some of the many Holidays that occur this time each year before this time of year passes by to the doldrums of winter. Continue reading

Year of Reading in Review

Year in review: books

Last year at this time, I made a New Years resolution to read one book each month. I made a few other resolutions, but since I can’t even remember them, I obviously can’t report any improvement on their account. I’m not really a very disciplined person so it doesn’t really phase me that I wasn’t able to keep the forgotten resolutions, but it does phase me, in a very positive way, that I was able to complete the reading commitment. Below, you will find the twelve books that I read this year Continue reading

Ignorance is Bliss

I’ve been thinking a lot about this phrase recently. What is the bliss of ignorance and what is the burden of knowledge?

Last weekend, I went to a play that was set, for a portion, in the Garden of Eden, portraying a perspective of God creating the world and humanity. In the play, Eve was depicted as a spunky question-er; somebody who was excited about learning things and exploring nature and beauty. She had a spark and a drive that wasn’t quenchable. Continue reading

Drama Queen

People don’t like drama queens. If someone is said to be a particular body who is always surrounded by an entourage of drama, it is not a good thing. We apologize for being too “emotional” around people, we uphold those who appear to be stoically grounded and realistic, and we causally make fun of too much excitement as if it held the same maturity of tween-aged girls texting 300 words a minute about their swelling love for Taylor Lautner. These are my thoughts that suggest an opposing idea about emotional drama…maybe it isn’t always so bad, or at the very least, maybe it isn’t the same as a Taylor Lautner reaction. Continue reading

An Echo

These are some thoughts… or maybe a poem… or maybe just some words.

Some people have a well
a cistern (almost, maybe like a trap door, that is always under them).
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If Obama is a Muslim, is he isn't very good at it

In the last couple of weeks a report came out suggesting that 18% of Americans believe that President Obama is in fact a Muslim. That’s a higher percentage than there are dissenting dentists! Think about it, typically 9 out of 10 dentists agree.
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Conflict, New Life, and Falling over Hurdles: A Better Story!

I just finished Donald Miller’s book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. It really blessed me. It was new and refreshing to really think of my life as a story. I am my story’s main character and I want to claim my story as my own and strive to make it a good one! Here are some thoughts about how I’d love to do that: Continue reading