Category: Theology

Traveling with Jesus and Persephone

When I was pregnant with Cole I imagined how powerful I would feel when I gave birth. I pictured myself heavy with the strength of a goddess. I was not prepared for the emotional reality of that companion. I may have looked like I…

Verbiage

“Give yourself a little Grace,” said my friend Callie. Callie and I were sitting on the couches at the Y last week talking about our mutual insanity. I was feeling tired and depressed. She was feeling pregnant. I’d had a difficult week. I hadn’t…

Death Meditation

“Anything that has a birth has a death, and I am no exception.” ~ The Book of Joy In Chapter 4 of the Rule, Benedict writes, “Day by day remind yourself that you are going to die.” Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the beginning…

Getting to Yes

In the summer of 2011 I watched the Adam Sandler movie Grown Ups a dozen or more times. I craved it almost as much as I crave chocolate. Why? Because watching the family dynamics was helping me name a longing I didn’t understand. Throughout…

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