Tag Archives: spirituality

emptiness. goals. motivation?

All of us, for instance, carry around inside ourselves, I believe, a certain emptiness — a sense that something is missing, a restlessness, the deep feeling that somehow all is not right inside our skin. Psychologists sometimes call it anxiety, theologians sometimes call it estrangement, but whatever you call it, I doubt that there are […]

Thoughts on Enough.

[I’ve posted a picture to accompany the following thoughts; The Daily Divine.] My first winter in Seattle has not yet disappointed. In one week’s time, the Seattle area has been pounded with more snow than it usually experiences in an entire winter. It has been labeled as a “Winter Squall”, “Snowmageddon “, and it has been the […]

“Growing Hope in Our Neighborhoods”

My first big project/event for this new job as [Ministry Developer] was to coordinate our church’s booth at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival . The festival is held every year at Lighthouse Park and it’s a great community event. It’s a typical festival/fair with lots of booths, good food, and a healthy dose of people watching. There was […]


I’ve read some articles recently displaying the health benefits of drinking a cup of coffee everyday. No more worries about stunted growth, eroded stomach lining, or headaches. Quite positive results, actually. In women it has been found 1-3 cups (8oz = 1 cup) a day can lead to a more regular digestive system (who doesn’t love this), […]


Unpredictable. Misunderstood. Miserable. Foreign. The opposite of the ideal. We think: Blazing sun. Burning sand. Empty horizons. No water in sight. Barren, forsaken, and deadly. A desert is only hot during the day. In some places, down in the valley, the nightly temperature sinks so low your body is carried from one extreme to another. […]

Dying Congregation [part 1]

When I think of the Church building I went to growing up I don’t get just one image. A series of memories flash around in my head. I remember Sunday School programs when the pews would be absolutely filled with people watching us kids be (let’s face it) adorable. I remember my confirmation/first communion in […]

The Bouillon Cube God

I love cooking. Baking still alludes me–mostly because my current kitchen is too small for me to be brave enough to dabble in pastries and delicate items.  But, cooking, on the other hand, is somewhat of a necessity. So I’m learning…what knives are best with different jobs, branching out from just meat and potatoes, how […]

Wearing our Heart on the Outside of our Body

We got new bikes. The one I had before I got for Christmas when I was in 6th or 7th grade. So the feeling of a bike that actually fits me is amazingly beautiful. We go on trails that I didn’t even know existed and to parks where people gather to do the “outdoorsy thing.” […]

Bedtime Sleepy Prayers

[Good Friday] Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. Sounds a lot like… I’m thirsty… Father forgive them–they know not what they do My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me? […]

the price

Aside from the heresy, blasphemy, and all together useless words that we have learned as Religion majors—I am really overwhelmed with Evangelicalism, I am extremely tired of feeling inadequate to participate in certain “academic” conversations, I’m not a competitive person by nature and so this realm of academia is not really where I belong…or at […]