The College Dilemma for Me

I read the article “Does College Kill Faith” in our Public Square this week with interest – and it made me reflect on my spiritual journey during my years in college. I wish I could say I was more thoughtful, more truth seeking and that studying the wonders of science made me ask the bigger [Read More...]

My Very Blended Family

Blended Families are complicated. No doubt. And just when you think you have a handle on it, there is some new complexity that you must face. All of our kids look dramatically different – as if they are not from the same family at all. I get that – I just don’t think about it [Read More...]

A Different Kind of Loss

Divorce is awful — anyone who has experienced it will tell you that there are worse things in life, but not many. The ripping apart of a family is painful and difficult no matter how “amicable” a couple tries to be during the process. In my divorce, there was a very unique loss … the [Read More...]

The Loss of a Child

I was touched this week by all of the heart-felt articles on the topic of abortion (especially the Dry Bones Blog, Kathleen, you rock). I can imagine all women have a part of their heart that feels something very unique on this topic. For me, I am reminded that the pain that comes from the [Read More...]

The Hard Days

Some days, like today, I am lost. I see things and feel things that shake my faith. That make me question what I actually believe. And why things happen the way they do. The last week has been full of setbacks, the loss of dreams, and sad news. And painfully watching people go through really [Read More...]

High Tide

“Every one of us is called upon, probably many times, to start a new life. A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job…… And onward full tilt we go, pitched and wrecked and absurdly resolute, driven in spite of everything to make good on a new shore. To be hopeful, to embrace [Read More...]

Open to the Experience

There are lots of strange moments in life, when you remember a moment that made you pause and think that you have discovered something really meaningful about yourself. I had one of those moments in the middle of a pedicure. My closest friend and I were at a local spa enjoying one of life’s finest [Read More...]

Seeker of the Group

Interesting term….. Seeker. It is an eclectic office here at Patheos, we are a diverse group of folks full of lots different perspective and lots of ideas about the world we live in. I am the Seeker of the group…….and we all believe that I am like so many women my age…. over 40, kids [Read More...]


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