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My sort-of Sermons Articles

What Blinds Us?

Sometimes we have it in our heads that we are limited, that there are certain things we just can’t (or wouldn’t) do, that we need help. It’s not that these things aren’t true, but I’m aware – in a new way today – how often I’ve talked myself into levels of belief...

The Divide between Silence and Speaking

Jan Richardson, one of my all time favorite writers and poets, has a poem called Having Taken the Fruit. Here are the last two verses:  It took a long time to figure outthat my stifling silencewas not a pathback to a paradisewhere I could never live.  I finally...

Sit still. Be quiet. Feel.

Now that both of my girls live miles, states, and flights away from me, I find myself transitioning into what it means to be alone.  I have done this more than once: After my divorce when the visitation schedule began. Every other weekend, the girls would be picked up...

6 Ways to Access Your Inner Wisdom

It’s taken me a lifetime to learn that I can trust myself and my own knowing instead of needing to rely on external sources of wisdom: parents, authority figures, teachers, professors, religious leaders, experts, even books.  I spent decades convinced that I was...