“The Kingdom of God is at hand.”

“The Kingdom of God is at hand.”

What if Christ IS the Kingdom of God? Then the kingdom of God was at hand, truly. This used to confuse me, because it has now been over 2000 years since he proclaimed that statement. But I was thinking the kingdom of God was a place. Not a person. If Christ is the...

What I see in the mirror isn’t “right”

What I see in the mirror isn’t “right”

Yesterday, I looked in the mirror and I thought, “It doesn’t match what I see on the inside.” For basically my whole life I’ve thought I was ugly. But yesterday I realized ‘ugly’ wasn’t the right word. I don’t know the word for it. It’s just what I SEE isn’t “right.”...

I give thanks for the hard stuff

I give thanks for the hard stuff

I am practicing being grateful for the stuff that’s hard. The stuff we don’t normally give thanks for. I give thanks that my mom died when I was 20. It shaped who I am today. I give thanks for not having close relationships with my family of origin. It makes me even...

Our hearts determine what we will become

Our hearts determine what we will become

Our hearts--the sum total of our desires, affections, intentions, motives, and attitudes-- define who we are and determine what we will become. David A. Bednar You can totally reverse-engineer this one: who do you want to be? That will tell you what your desires,...

The Knowing Within

The Knowing Within

It’s nothing short of a miracle that I turned out to be a fairly functional person. My parents were teenagers when I was born. And alcoholics, drug addicts and high school drop-outs. Although they were both brilliant in their own right. There was very little money. I...