Cold Shower–Hallelujah, Alleluia!

Cold Shower–Hallelujah, Alleluia!

I stepped into our cozy, dorm-room shower this morning anticipating its usual, wonderful solar-hot water. By the time I was head-to-toe wet, it soaked into my brain: “This water is COLD!” Then I started my familiar rant: “Nothing is predictable here....
With the Eyes of the Heart

With the Eyes of the Heart

Lent almost always surprises me. I choose the book/s I’ll read and the Lenten calendar template I’ll use with the book. I have the forty days well-planned; I am in control. Then I am spun around and led in a different direction. I often describe my...
Valentine Prayers

Valentine Prayers

The pressure to send or not send Valentine’s Day cards looms heavy for some of us. As a terrible gift giver, I am not a fan of the romantic weight of the holiday. If someone doesn’t send me a card, does that mean they don’t love me? If I don’t...
All the Way Down

All the Way Down

Folk tales from traditions around the world posit that God created the Earth on the back of Mother Turtle. Why would God choose a turtle as the earth-bearer? (And who knew there were turtles before the world was even created?) The resumé of turtles makes them better...