Called to serve

And then there are the nights when I toss and turn, worried that I’m wasting my time, passion and faith scribbling notes in cyberspace when I could just shut the hell up and earn some blisters serving a sick, poor, oppressed, imprisoned, widowed, orphaned, abused, raped, exhausted world. Every so often I am nagged by the [Read More…]

Pet Slide Shows are So Gay

Pet lovers come from all walks of life – gay, straight, black, white, man, woman, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Agnostic and Pagan. We all have animals in our lives that make us whole.  For many of us they complete us in ways that humans can not.  They love us unconditionally and they are there for us in some [Read More…]

God’s teachings are clear that…

If your position on any “issue” begins with “God’s teachings are clear about…” I implore you to enter 2013 thoughtfully and prayerfully considering: “God’s teachings are clear about…” only works as a trump card if we believe that the bible is the inerrant, unfiltered, literal/factual word of God. I can still be a Christian if [Read More…]

Empty Mangers

Lord, for the mothers around the world whose mangers are empty, Left shattered by the violence Of a world still swirling in darkness, We pray Oh come, Oh come, Emmanuel       The video below is very hard to watch. The video below is not full of holiday cheer. The below video reminds us there [Read More…]

Advent: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

“The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part” ~ Tom Petty Advent is a season of waiting for the In-Breaking of Peace, waiting for the Incarnation of Love. It is a season for [Read More…]

Are you a goat?

Now y’all know I tend toward the kinder gentler form of blogging, right?  Y’all know that my meemaw would not approve of me hollerin’ in public  like some hick with rollers in my hair and a Marlboro hangin’ out of my mouth. Well, I’ve been asked more than a few times by some of y’all to [Read More…]

A prayer for Connecticut

  Gracious and loving God, you watch the ways of all of us and the utter destruction of which our hands are capable – over and over again. We implore you to weave goodness and grace In the lives of those destroyed by senseless violence. Surround those whose lives are shattered with a sense of [Read More…]

Atlanta popo – It Gets Better

In this season of waiting for the Light of Love to enter the world it feels entirely appropriate to share an incredible It Gets Better video from the Atlanta Police Department.  Some of us have waited a long time to realize the better in our personal lives. Some are still waiting in that dark night [Read More…]

Not that kind of Christian

In case you weren’t sure, I’m a Christian.  But wait, I’m not that kind of Christian. I’ve felt it and said it dozens of times. Have you? You know, when someone finds out you are a Christian and you feel like you must clarify, or worse, apologize? We see the pictures on Facebook. We read the stories [Read More…]

Potty Mouths & Gospel Hearts

So my daughter is in high school.  She is in high school in an inner city, Atlanta public high school.   We live, shop, play and worship in a community thumping with a beautiufl cacophony of colorful people – thanks be to God.  And Zoë, my worldly child with an old soul, who is patient [Read More…]