#scotus and other stuff

I wrote this status update on my Facebook wall last week: I've been getting up at 4am every morning so I can get THE BOOK done before the end of Sept. Which means that I don't have a social life and I go to bed before your mom's mom's mom's great-great-grandmother who's dead times infinity plus calculus. What?!?! I'M SO TIRED I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING WHICH MUST BE WHY I'M YELLING IN CAPS! Send prayers and pixie dust and good juju and caffeine. Actually, scratch the caffeine part. My [ read more... ]

i won’t guard my nothing

I don’t know where he sleeps when it’s been raining and his bed is awfully wet, but every other morning when I’m out taking my daily constitutional along the river I see him curled horizontal-style on the park bench with his [supposedly] second-hand boots hanging sideways off the edge and his shabby jacket pulled up to the crown of his unkempt head. I wish I could see his face uncovered because I know he’s an Image-bearer whether he believes it or not. And whether he believes it or not, [ read more... ]

be in the world, but not of it

{Image by Janine via Flickr “Be in the world, but not of it”, they said and as a little girl I always thought this decree translated into an external exhibition of holier than thee and holier than thou and holier than you too. Somewhere and somehow along the way, I perceived from my faith tradition that looking the flawless part was most important so the world would see how good we all are, then the great lost THEY would come in droves to praise our Father in heaven. This is most certainly [ read more... ]

what is the point?

{Image by Ken McCown} They each have a cushion on the couch, lined up like a trio of human ducklings while watching a documentary for our homeschool enrichment studies. I’m seated on an ottoman just a little in front and to the left - these are important details, obviously not. But what’s actually important is the intention I put forward whenever we choose any kind of film to see together. While “da Bubs” might absorb the presented story at a surface level, my mind is working double time [ read more... ]

a [video] gamers prayer

{You can read the reason for this prayer by clicking HERE.} "Holy Spirit. I invite your presence to surround and hold me close right now...and from this held-close,  next-to-me place, would Your breath blow over my body from top to bottom--cleansing my energy, renewing my mind, creating in me a clean heart and re-awakening my eyes to the mysteries and wonders of the world around me. While I may spend some of my time building digital worlds on a computer screen, let me not forget the great, [ read more... ]