Current Events, Current Work, Life, Relationship, Religion, Uncategorized

Meditative duck

Note: names have been changed to protect the innocent, but the story is honest.   Weekday mornings, when it is an A day, I often end up spending the first hour of my shift hunting for Christopher. Christopher does not like Algebra Fundamentals and I can't say that I blame him. He prefers to walk,… Continue reading Meditative duck

Dear Church, Religion, Uncategorized

Dear Church: Our first love

Dear church, I am reading Francis Chan's, "Letters to the Church", and it is challenging me. For one, it is confirming, yet again, that I do not love you the way I should; the way God does. But it is also addressing and helping me flesh out some of the reasons why I am so… Continue reading Dear Church: Our first love

Religion

Mass Musings from a Penitent Protestant

What is it about ritual that is both terrifying and beautiful? Hypnotic and holy? The eerie "Under His Eye" compared with the rhythmic chant of monks in stone churches. ¬†Self-flagellation compared to ¬†bedtime prayers with a child. There is, it seems to me, a fine line between that which comforts and that which tortures. Especially… Continue reading Mass Musings from a Penitent Protestant