Black Holes as Hope?

I have been thinking about black holes for a long time–in both scientific and metaphorical terms. “It melts into wonder” when I imagine a place so gravitationally dense that even light can’t escape.  The mathematics of relativity predicted...

Theatre vs. Theatrics

I love the story of Moses sheltered in the rock as his bold request to see God’s glory gets granted. (And I can’t help always noting that God makes His glory and His goodness interchangeable in that account…which deals a real blow to religious fear...

“Just Trust??”

I’ve never been great at “trust” on command! In the complex dynamical system that is my inner world, it seems that my “trust muscle” just isn’t simple to isolate and exercise like my biceps! It’s not that I have some deep, broken trust in my history–it’s just...

The Creator: His Art and Our Eyes

I feel an opinion coming on! I have grown tired of hearing Christians celebrate “representative art” as the “only” godly kind! I DO truly understand that no one can outdo the Creator/Master Artist in terms of His unequalled genius, BUT I have...

On being “extra”!

Now it is called being “extra,” but before I knew that, I had made up my own term for the way I felt compelled to bring my giant whole self to EVERYTHING I encountered–even the things that didn’t really need it!  I called this tendency my...

The Sticky Note from Heaven

If you have ever been criticized or misunderstood, this blog post is for you.  People’s opinions of who and how you “should be” (and which definitive manual is that coming from again?) can sting–and when they add Scripture to it, it can sting...

Hearing the Signal

I have noticed that when I am stewing over a particular concern, God often speaks to me about seemingly unrelated things! He always speaks encouragement, but there seems to be a “lift mine eyes to the hills” sort of pattern when heavenly encouragement...