Happy New Year!


"In life, suffering does not seem to be optional. Suffering in silence, however, does." Today is the first day of the new church year and so a great time for new beginnings.As regular readers of this blog (well, better said, those who have attempted to read the non-existent regularly posted content) you have likely noticed that this blog has suffered from a very neglectful mother.I could offer several reasons for my neglect, and may over time, but presently I’m a bit tired of my own e … [Read more...]

Self-compassion and authenticity

thread of grace

"If Jesus were with me today, what would he see?  What would he say?"  So often, the poet (Cheryl Lawrie in this case) says it best: ...reluctantly we let go the idea that somehow it was ever going to be perfect - or even wearable in public.... What would my life be like if I just gave up the always illusive goal of trying to “get my act together” and accepted the reality that it’s never “going to be perfect- or even wearable in public?”What if the first step toward living the … [Read more...]