Individual Life Journey

EXPLORING A SPIRITUAL LIFE

Hopeful Spiritual Practices for Uncertain Times

Last night my normally energetic husband, Paul, flopped down on the couch with a drink in his hand. It was only 9pm, but clearly he was down for the count. “What’s wrong?” I asked, “Are you feeling depleted?” Paul sighed and replied wryly, “I feel like I’ve been on a really long vacation and the whole thing sucked.” A week ago his company had announced there would be layoffs… (read more)

Not Alone: God is the Strength in which I Trust

Trust was not the space I have been in. I’ve felt I needed answers (and soon!) about the questions I was facing. I fell into feeling it was all up to me to figure it out. Now God is whispering to me about trust. And I want to say back, I hear you. The trust thing. (read more)

Where is God?

Fellow Southern writer – and one of my idols – Flannery O’Connor got it right when she said, “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”… (read more)

Intimate Connections

It seems to me that a “spiritual practice” is any dreaming, doing or being into which we have dared to read the sacred (the operative word being “dared”). (read more)