Messy Christian music playlist

Every ordinary day, I am reminded that I am weak and desperately need God. When I forget the birthday of someone dear to me, when I lose my keys, when irritation and anger bubble up in my heart–each experience of imperfection can block my trust in God. I am tempted to think I am worthlessContinue reading “Messy Christian music playlist”

This complicated, imperfect world: a poem

    This is a complicated world,            but not for the sake of trying. How do we respond?  What is it that I have done?            Have I tried to lay in the long grass,            to wake early and see my breath? When did I last wait to hear, Not answer, not voice,Continue reading “This complicated, imperfect world: a poem”

Moving for God: The dilemma of diversity

There’s the classic clip-art picture of children representative of every race, nation and language joined together and singing songs of world peace. And then, many of us are familiar with rainbow buttons proclaiming cheery slogans like “Celebrate Diversity” and “Better Together.” More importantly, there’s the vision that God’s reign of peace and justice will beContinue reading “Moving for God: The dilemma of diversity”

Pregnant with hope

Guest blogger: Amy Nee – entry originally published at http://www.catholicsoncall.org/pregnant-hope Scripture Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent (December 11, 2011) Scripture Readings: Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11 Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 When truth is spoken it illuminates more than just the person. The light stretches its filamented fingers, lacing them throughContinue reading “Pregnant with hope”