Category Archives: Faith

The Amateur Theologian: Identity – Who Am I?

Here’s my latest “fun” revelation: I judge myself and others by the media’s values. Therefore, people are either good or bad, all suffering should end in “happily ever after,” and I let it define success, family, ethics, and physical beauty. … Continue reading

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The Amateur Theologian: Swearing

I have a like/hate relationship with swearing. Sometimes it just feels so d@mned appropriate. On the other hand, really hate hearing my kids cuss because it’s an in-your-face reminder of just how f#ck!n8 offensive it its. Oh, and good little … Continue reading

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Why I’ve Gone All Granola: Living in Spoons

My kidney transplant came on rather quickly. Between the times I learned I would need one “someday” and “now!” was six days, so it wasn’t until my pre-op appointment that someone made serious eye contact and stated in a sign-here-that-we-said-this-so-we’re-not-liable … Continue reading

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Dear Me: And We’re Back!

“If you did nothing… would God still love you?” A friend asked you this back in your most intense Marthaholic days. You were so upset at the very thought of not producing for God’s Kingdom, you told her you didn’t … Continue reading

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Battle of the Bulge: What I’m Learning and Unanswered Questions

It has been a over month since I started on this new eating adventure: sitting down at a table to eat with no entertainment to distract me.  I confess that I have been far from perfect with it (this week … Continue reading

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The Sikh Memorial: What I’ll Never Forget

Last month I had the honor of speaking at a candlelight memorial service for the local Sikh community who were grieving the heartbreaking murders of their brethren in Wisconsin. I was not as put together and prepared as I like … Continue reading

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