Category Archives: unexpected theology

and the second half of 2012 begins…

seriously, where did the first six months of the year go? before we know it, it shall be the end (of the mayan calendar, at least)… i keep telling people that it feels as though i slept through the month of june. there is some truth to that. because i did take a lot of …

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Life…

life is full of ups and downs, and i was reminded of this today today started off as a typical day like the past few weeks where i have been doing my job without getting overwhelmed and taking time for replenishing my energy when needed with quiet time. but today i found that i was …

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christmas time is here

it’s four days after christmas, so i bet why you are wondering why i am talking about how christmastime is here and now… well, it’s because the church season of christmas starts with christmas, even though the rest of the world finishes the christmas season with a bang (in the form of presents being opened) …

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sermon july 31 and aug 3

Please pray with me Yesterday I received a piece of mail that puzzled and perplexed me. I saw the return address and knew who sent it. But I had no idea what was contained in the package. You see, this friend had posted a few weeks ago that she would be sending snail mail in …

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a post

in the summer i tend to live in a bubble. i watch movies. i read. i nap. i crochet. i seldom watch/read the news. but i have paid some attention recently.   the last couple weeks have seen a new set of tragedies. the last weeks have been remarkable in providing a lot of food …

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distance

i’ve been sitting and pondering many a thing. today, as i was reading emails and watching news, i was struck by how each of us are affected differently based upon which disasters strike close to home. think about: if your home is destroyed by a tornado, years later you will still remember. or ¬†is overcome …

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break!

or not… why is it that time seems to stand still and then all of a sudden everything rushes by in a whirlwind of chaos and busy-ness? i love being constantly on the move, but it seems like i always take breaks at the wrong times (not helpful for my procrastination). like now, after the …

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hmm…sad…

sometimes when i’m perusing blogs and articles and whatnot on the internet, i run across things that make me sad. like this article from the onion because i completely understand how frustrating and scary it is to communicate with intelligent people who are simply not agreeable… or this article from the national geographic¬†[i admit that …

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faith and doubt

as much as i love the season of lent, i’m always glad when holy week rolls around. primarily because my favorite holiday is easter. the main reason i love easter is because Jesus is raised from the dead. and i’m always excited to celebrate the resurrection, whether or not i was there to witness it. …

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truth

my mother always had one rule for my sisters and i: no lying. we could fight, we could yell, we could throw things, we could [accidentally] break things, but we could not lie. we would get in more trouble for lying than we would for anything we did. so i learned to value truth in …

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