Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Listening…

Yesterday was a long day. There are often days when I feel like I am the listening receptacle to the people I work with. I am often the leader on…

Revisiting Lilly…

In mid-October of 2012, we were all watching as Mitt Romney flailed around on stage talking about how, if elected, he had received “binders full of women” to choose from…

Are you my mother?

  I was probably 5 or 6 the first time I told my sister Kelly that I was old enough for her to tell me The Truth. The Truth…that I…

A Year of Resurrection…

This time last year I was in the throes of a depression. I’d walked away from a horrible job at Expedia. I was on vacation, but I knew long before…

Permission…

Liz Gilbert outdid herself this weekend. She showed up, led us, was raw about her life, and asked us to meet with the parts of ourselves that may be hiding…

Glimpses of Love…

Today I caught a glimpse of myself in a storefront mirror as I walked down 4th Avenue towards my friend’s house. When I’d dressed earlier that day and applied my…

All is well…and ordinary

The Christmas tree has been taken down, the stockings have been put away, Nat King Cole has been set aside to croon about Christmas another day, and the lights have…

Epiphany!

Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 They made it! The Wise Men have ARRIVED!!! And the star they had seen in the east guided them to…

Twelve Drummers Drumming: Joy

Readings: Psalm 72; Joshua 1:1-9; Hebrews 11:32-12:2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight…

Eleven Pipers Piping: Turning Towards

Readings: Psalm 72; Exodus 3:1-5; Hebrews 11:23-31 As the visit of the Magi approaches, heralding the time when Jesus would be presented as the Savior of all mankind, I sense…