Agnes and the Big Void

It occurred to me a few years ago that as our faith deepens, so can our capacity for melancholy--it seems the two can be quite attached. I remember reading that Mother Theresa had struggled more with her faith in the last few years of her life than ever before.  The idea occurred to me that the... Continue Reading →

Enter the Slave Garden

Living Hope Community Church meets at Ironwood Elementary School, and to enter, you must pass through a small gated courtyard before you reach the doors to the worship space. Every Sunday we are able to come to our church space, pass through the gates, enter through the door, and participate in the worship service. There... Continue Reading →

The battle lines have been drawn

Do you feel that you are a woman of strength? Are you powerful? Strong? Equipped? Do you feel prepared to face the battles that may come your way? Are you angry? Hurt? Burdened? At war? Do you know what “Victory in Christ” is?  I wonder if any of us truly do, because it seems clear... Continue Reading →

Letting Go of Holding On

I've been all but paralyzed all day. There is plenty to do, and I've been so stuck that by this time I am not confident that I can pull off the few pressing things that really need to be done right away. The thing is, that I've been putting more hope than I've realized into... Continue Reading →

Dublin and proper

The trip is off to a wonderful start. After our first full day in Ireland, we got to sit down to a proper Irish supper, complete with cabbage and Guinness for those who wanted it. The next morning it was off to the city Of Dublin to see the Book of Kells and St Patrick's... Continue Reading →

Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

Today's Monday Inspiration comes in honor of the country I arrived in this morning. This is an Irish blessing attributed to St. Patrick. (It may look long, but its a quick read)Be blessed today! I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the threeness, Through confession in the... Continue Reading →

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