Question: is anyone else feeling kind of scared right now? It’s perfectly understandable. There are all kinds of things to be scared of. Death. Illness. Financial instability. Running out of toilet paper and having to resort to—extreme measures. It’s okay to be afraid. Did you know that? It’s okay to feel what you feel. Those... Continue Reading →
Isaiah 7:10-17 10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, 11 “Ask the Lord your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.” 12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not put the Lord to the test.” 13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the... Continue Reading →
Today, as I attended Mormon services with my family, an older woman approached me and asked me, "What is grace?" She shared she'd been struggling lately. We had a short conversation, but I wish I'd had the wherewithal to tell her: Grace is bedrock of what is truly real. Grace is the assurance of God's... Continue Reading →
I had the chance to share my story of faith during a lunchtime series called Why Jesus at Luther Seminary this past week. In it, I share about my struggles with trauma, OCD, and coming to believe that God is full of grace. The video and audio are below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZLA8_uOsTo Audio is here.
I wrote this reflection for the December edition of the Luther Seminary newsletter. With a few changes, I thought I’d share it here. It’s been a season of waiting, watching, hoping. And then, in just a few days, the Christ Child will come. There will be feasts and gifts, trumpets and cymbals, visits and noise.... Continue Reading →
I wrote this essay for an epistles class I'm currently taking at Luther Seminary. Given the fact that the midterm elections are fast approaching, and the news in general is what it is, I thought it might be appropriate to share it here as a meditation on the nature of true power as revealed by... Continue Reading →
In the Mormon tradition of my youth, being a faithful person was supposed to bring happiness—no matter what was going on. To be a believer meant that you possessed a special knowledge of God’s plan of happiness that other people weren’t fortunate enough to understand. The best way to share your knowledge was to develop... Continue Reading →