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August 03, 2016
Passing the Peace
Hi, folks. I took a week or so away from blogging to finish my book, and...
April 07, 2016
When It’s Complicated, Just Show Up
A few months ago, my church sensed a call to get involved with refugee ministry. There...
December 17, 2015
Let it Go: What Church Can and Can’t Be at Christmas
Here's what I did NOT need to see: that article from "Christianity Today" about how...
March 19, 2015
$^*t Jesus Says: The “No Trespassing” Edition
No, it wasn’t an Onion article. You read that right. A cathedral in San Francisco—where...
August 28, 2013
The Miracle Purse
I've said it before, I will say it again: I love church ladies. When I...
July 26, 2013
Parking, Free for All (?)
My church shares space with a secular preschool. It is a WONDERFUl school. As far as I know,...
November 17, 2012
til by Turning, Turning, We Come ‘Round Right
Spoiler alert: if you are coming to Foothills for worship tomorrow and you want to be...
March 27, 2012
Yes, AND: The Gospel of Tina Fey for Congregational Transformation
It's been about 6 months now since Foothills adopted an "Open and Affirming" mission. As...
September 10, 2011
A pumpkin latte in my hand. From Not Starbuck's. A cool crisp 62 degrees out....
September 09, 2011
For Such a Time as This
I was sitting on the floor of my crummy first-year-of-being-a-grownup apartment, doing grad school homework...
September 01, 2011
A Cup of the Good Stuff
When's the last time you got out the good china? After I went on and...
August 31, 2011
Bless This Mess (without the stress)
Listen to me, young folks in your 20's, figuring out what you're going to be--I...
August 29, 2011
It was a rare (RARE) Saturday afternoon moment. Both kids were asleep at the same...
August 27, 2011
Saturday Night’s Alright (just alright)
One thing they don't tell you when you go into the ministry [wait--there are about...
August 26, 2011
You Can’t Handle the Truth
Some people have a loose relationship with the truth. I get that. Now me, I...
August 24, 2011
And Paul Thought Corinth Was Bad…
Naked is all the rage. Naked Juice: great lunch in a quick and easy container....
August 23, 2011
Birth Order Bingo
We've all heard the rumor that first children are more successful. Well, it's not a...
August 22, 2011
The Greatest Sweepstakes EVER
My aunt has won vehicles in sweepstakes contests. Not once. Not twice. But THREE TIMES. Impossibly...
August 20, 2011
Too Marvelous For Me
On occasion, it becomes necessary to bring one's children to one's office. I may not...
August 18, 2011
Real Housewives and Food Challenges
There are very few things in the world that are black and white to me....
August 16, 2011
How Fancy is That?
What's that I hear? Is that a little bit of empathy, oozing from the pages...
August 11, 2011
A Little Bit Red…
"Why is it that every time we go to southern California, we are absolutely the...
August 10, 2011
There is No One Like Our God
There is no "I" in Christian. Oh, wait... I've finally figured it out. Why I...
August 09, 2011
Stop Making Me Look So Hot!
There are bad pictures out there, of every single one of us. Images of ourselves...
August 05, 2011
Where You From?
even though I grew up in Kentucky, I did not know I was from Kentucky...
August 03, 2011
Nice Enough… I moved last month. If you haven’t seen a blog post about the...
October 21, 2009
The way that we share our space--God's space--should reflect how we share what God has...
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