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A Little Tozer to Sober Us Up: Part 2 – Talking About the Cross

A Little Tozer to Sober Us Up: Part 2 – Talking About the Cross

This is Part 2 in a mini-series of blog posts I decided to write that are inspired by A.W. Tozer’s The Crucified Life. I’m not certain it was such a great idea, especially given that the content comes down pretty hard on both current-day Christians, and on the church...

A Little Tozer to Sober Us Up

A Little Tozer to Sober Us Up

Part 1 - Seeking Our Interests A.W. Tozer is one of my anchoring influencers. He’s the writer who calls things out, makes sense of it all, tells me that I’m not such an oddball, and consistently offers myriad and insightful observations that resonate like the sound of...

A Mom in Liminal Space

A Mom in Liminal Space

I’m a mom. My two children are too young to be my children, but God had a different idea for all three of us. The oldest suffers from mental illnesses (yes, plural) that have formed an alliance against her. Their sinister intentions cannot be dissuaded, but they can...

Unknowing

Unknowing

So, this is going to be a schlump post because I’ve spent most of today pouring myself into a short story about some kind of crazy family. There’s something going on in this crazy family, kind of deep and sinister stuff, but I’m only two-thirds through the story … at...

Friendship … or lack thereof

Friendship … or lack thereof

For whatever reason, friendship is on my mind. Maybe it’s because I don’t have any friends. And maybe I’m worried about myself because I’m perfectly fine with not having any friends. Or so I tell myself. I was thinking about it this morning, and it occurred to me that...

The Current State of Affairs

The Current State of Affairs

Oh, the pressure to write something worth reading! Here I am, seated on my perch, a cheap yet nice looking vanity-stool upholstered in grey velvet that matches the walls of my office, except for the cream accent wall, but it doesn’t clash, so it’s okay. I got back on...

Coming Full Circle

Coming Full Circle

There’s this weird thing that happens when you stop searching for hints of grandeur about your life. Yes, I’ve been thinking about this too much today … thinking about it between calming my oldest daughter who is perpetually anxious, and pacifying my husband’s need to...

No Quid Pro Quo

The other day, I realized that my relationship with God has been one where I meander through life based upon the survival narrative (I did what I had to do to survive), and that He has helped me clear the hurtles, find the next path, accomplish the things that seemed...

Shouting From the Back Forty

Shouting From the Back Forty

I’ve been stuck in a yo-yo of inertia … indecision … needing to pursue a destination, an “I will know it when I see it” target obstructed from view by a muddied line of sight. I lean to the right, peering through the mist, and then to the left, to no avail. My...

The Hound of Heaven*

The Hound of Heaven*

This week I’m home alone with my youngest daughter. My oldest daughter pops in and out between her shifts and visits with her boyfriend. She has a new cat. She promised it would be no problem at all. But ... I’m worried. The last time I peeked into her room, the cat...

A Chaos of Mind

A Chaos of Mind

Writing is a revelatory process for me. And I haven’t done it for a couple of weeks because life sometimes happens, and this time when it happened, I found myself engrossed for 8 days straight in a project to move my office to my daughter’s upstairs bedroom space...

The Inside Voice – A Little Navel Gazing

The Inside Voice – A Little Navel Gazing

So, I listened to a podcast the other day about attachment disorder. Mikhaila Peterson is my latest preferred podcaster for two reasons. First, she has awesome guests and they do long form interviews, so there’s time to go deep. Second, I like her personality. I did...