Off to School

On Monday, my baby, Macklin, started kindergarten.  So Sunday night bedtime was a time to reflect on how big he was getting and how brave he is to be going to school.  And of course, Mack got to pick the song for him and Jacob at bedtime.  I have been singing to the kids at [Read More...]

To Hope or not to Hope

I am a generally hopeful person — at least I think so.  I manage to look at most situations and see potential, believe there is good, and imagine that each new opportunity is just around the corner.  I do believe that is a blessing and that not everyone comes at it quite that way.  The [Read More...]

Graduation for My Little One

It is the season of graduates.  I still have incredibly fond memories of the times in my life tied to graduations.  It is a bittersweet time of great anticipation. Now as a mother, I am getting to live all the new beginnings and sad endings with my children. My youngest son Macklin is about to [Read More...]

Grace – My Favorite Fruit

A number of years ago, I was in a bible study with some of my most closest friends.  It was a group of couples deeply committed to their faith and wanting to connect — I lost all those friends in my divorce — but that is another blog. I have a very vivid memory of [Read More...]

One Year Later

Today marks the official one year anniversary of the launch of Patheos!  On May 5th last year, we officially launched the site.  It was tremendously exciting and also incredibly scary, our vision was live out on the internet for the whole world to see.  The summer was hard — really hard — but we emerged [Read More...]

Life’s Illusions

Ok, I admit it. I am a sucker for a big production. I love things like the Opening Ceremonies at the Olympics. I love to get swept up in something beautiful and musical and inspiring. It is good for the soul — to exit your current life for a few minutes and be totally exported [Read More...]

The End of January

It has been a strange month. With the end of the holidays, and the beginning of my month-long birthday celebration, and lots of time at work, the month has sped by even faster than usual. As you can see from my lack of blog postings, I was not feeling very expressive – I have spent [Read More...]

Mandala Meditation

In a corner of the convention center, a group of Tibetan Monks are gathered and working on a sand mandala. A mandala is traditionally a circular painting or picture used to aid in focusing attention and meditation. TIbetan monks have taken to creating mandalas through sand painting. They spend hundreds of hours creating an intricate [Read More...]

Professing of Faith

We thought it would be amazing to get some of the folks here at the Parliament event to volunteer to be on camera and to talk about their faith. Honestly, we were not sure how many people would agree to be videotaped, especially about such a personal topic, and allow it to be posted on [Read More...]

Passion at the Parliament

After a long flight across the ocean, we arrived in Melbourne on Thursday to attend the Parliament of the World’s Religions. We are thrilled to have been invited to attend and to participate at our partner’s event. I entered the day both excited and energized — yet a little apprehensive about interacting directly with people [Read More...]


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