Focusing curiosity on ruts

chagall

"So many factors work against our visionary initiative.It is a human tendency to become stuck and to build ruts." Isn’t it funny how we tend to sit in the same place every time within a classroom or at church or sometimes even in our own dining room?I am just finishing up my first semester of teaching as an adjunct professor at the Seminary of the Southwest .  I’ve had a great time with a small group of nine amazingly brilliant, exceptionally open, motivated learners.  Interestingly, for … [Read more...]

Meeting myself again for the first time

moist and green

Something is up.  I’m not sure what, but something is up. I just get the feeling.Maybe it’s Jesus’ wisdom “To whom much is given, much is required.” (Luke 12:48)I love my work right now; it is a gift. Yet, the question rises: what might be shifting?I love my husband of 33 years. He is a gift. Is my marriage changing,too?I love our children and new granddaughter.  They are gifts. How can I love them better?Interestingly, this trip is a gift that my work and calling have given m … [Read more...]

Welcoming interruption, welcoming transformation

butterfly

"Transformation is real and it can make us into a woman we would never have imaged, a woman who feels at once like a stranger and a friend..."I’ve run across a few things this week that brought up the topic of interruption…A conversation with a directee and this insightful and concretely helpful blog post by Chris Corrigan.As often happens with me, those thoughts connected to the story of a woman in Scripture, the woman with the hemorrhage. Her whole story is presented to us as an int … [Read more...]


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