First of all, let's be honest. I am a sucker for spiritual memoirs. In the past few years, I have had my world rocked by books like A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller and Love Does by Bob Goff. Actually, it almost feels like since graduating seminary in 2011 these are … Continue reading Book Review: Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber
"You are dust, and to dust you shall return." "Change your life, not just your clothes. Come back to God, your God. And here's why: God is kind and merciful. He takes a deep breath, puts up with a lot, the most patient God, extravagant in love, always ready to cancel catastrophe." Joel … Continue reading Dust.
Random thoughts from this week: Today Regis Philbin's last day on Live With Regis and Kelly. I started watching LIVE fairly regularly back in the days when I was serving at Grace Lutheran in Fremont. It was like having friends in a time when I was struggling with life in a new city. Today's Farewell … Continue reading Friday Five: November 18, 2011
This song has been resonating in my soul for the past week. Beautiful. Needed. Truth.
I spent the majority of this past weekend soaking in Anne Jackson's latest (and by latest, I mean, it's only a year old) book, Permission to Speak Freely. The premise is similar to PostSecret, but with a message of hope and grace where PostSecret tends to leave its readers dangling. The basic premise of the verse began … Continue reading Permission to Speak Freely
There is a lot of this going around this week. Grace. And Peace.
I need these words this week.