Leading and Following

“With the greatest leader above them, people barely know one exists. Next comes one whom the love and praise. Next comes one whom they fear. Next comes one whom they despise and defy.  When a leader trusts no one, no one trusts him.  The great leader speaks little. He never speaks carelessly He works without […]

Waiting for Lovely

“Most of us figure out by a certain age–some of us later than others–that life unspools in cycles, some lovely, some painful, but in no predictable order. So you could have lovely, painful, and painful again, which I think we all agree is not at all fair. You don’t have to like it, and you […]

Having a Long-Game

“Your imagination allows you the fabulous luxury of thinking from the end. There’s no stopping anyone who can think from the end. You create the means and surmount limitations in connection with your desires. In imagination, dwell on the end, fully confident that it’s there in the material world and that you can use the […]

Rocking the Boat

“As uncomfortable as our life might be, as painful or even desperate at times, the life we’re living is the life we know, and we cling to the old rather than try something new. Most of us are so sick of ourselves, in one way or another. It’s unbelievable how tenaciously we cling to what […]

Changing Pajamas

“Although we may not realize it, most of us are violent people–not necessarily physically, but emotionally. We have been brought up in a world that does not put love first, and where love is absent, fear sets in. Fear is to love as darkness is to light. It’s a terrible absence of what we need in order […]

Loving the Stinky

“If I were going to begin practicing the presence of God for the first time today, it would help to begin by admitting the three most terrible truths of our existence: that we are so ruined, and so loved, and in charge of so little.”  (pg 27) Once again dear Anne hits the nail so squarely on […]

Sunday Musings: By Faith Abraham…

Scripture: Genesis 12:1-9, Hebrews 11:8-16, Psalm 16, & Ephesians 1 I sat down today with a goal of trying to catch up and finish my BSF lesson for tomorrow night’s study. A little light reading in Genesis 12 (ha!) about Abraham’s call out of his homeland, away from his family, and into the unknown. Of […]

Wisdom on a Tuesday Night in Seattle…

Saturday it was Dr. Dyer. Tuesday it was Anne Lamott. I have loved Anne’s writing for many years. Her books “Traveling Mercies, Grace Eventually, and Plan B” have been blessings to me over the years as I’ve tried to match up my feelings about social justice, politics, and my Christianity. She was one of the […]

Wisdom on a Saturday in Seattle

Below you will find the notes I took yesterday during Dr. Wayne Dyers morning session and the afternoon Q&A. So much more was said but these were the moments that I furiously transcribed in order to remember them. Each one means something to me and over the coming days and weeks I will try to […]

Today I Vote Because…

American Suffragettes and Suffragists who fought for my right to vote today: Jane Addams Susan B. Anthony Annie Arniel Addie L Ballou Bertha Hirsch Baruch Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch Amelia Bloomer Madeline McDowell Breckenridge Sophonisba Breckenridge Reverend Olympia Brown Lucy Burns Frances Jennings Casement Carrie Chapman Catt Nancy Cook Tennessee Celeste Claflin Laura Clay Minnie Fisher Cunningham […]