mental health & wellness, spiritual

“who leads me into life”

It was the day after Ash Wednesday, and I still didn't know what to give up for Lent. I sat down with a spiritual director and, as I answered her initial inquiry of "How is it with your soul?" (or something equally lovely and tender), a list of stressors started spilling forth from my mouth:… Continue reading “who leads me into life”

Scripture, spiritual, theological

Jesus, Tired Out

If you're a lectionary user, you know this morning's gospel lesson (about Jesus and the woman at the well) was a particularly long, rich passage. There's much that could be said about this story as it unfolds -- but my spirit barely made it past the second verse. "Jesus came to a Samaritan city called… Continue reading Jesus, Tired Out

community, mental health & wellness, Scripture, spiritual

By Prayer and Petition

I started a petition once. Just once. It started on a Sunday in 2010, shortly after I had entered a very stressful season. The preacher at church that morning talked about a portion of Philippians 4 that says this: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,… Continue reading By Prayer and Petition