Category Archives: Faith

Dog food in bowl

Feeling Like the Dog’s Breakfast? Try This

Or, what to do when you drop the dog food I dropped nearly a whole bowl of dog food onto the floor this morning. It was a spiritual epiphany. The breakfast for my 9-year-old German Shepherd, The Lord (because “The Lord is my shepherd”), must

Happy diverse people holding hands in the park

Abundant Life: A Kin-dom Ethic of Flourishing

Part of an occasional series celebrating Whosoever’s Silver Jubilee. I believe God is that essence in us that reaches out to another, committed to their well-being, their enlightenment, their moral, emotional, relational, and spiritual growth. (Phillip Gulley, Unlearning God, 2018, pp. 193-194) Much has changed

Pride celebration

The Community of God Is Like a Pride Parade

Why write a Pride hymn? My answer begins with a parable and some commentary. And he spoke to them and said, “What is the Community of God like? It is like a Pride parade filled with a great diversity of people, decked out in rainbows

Hands sculpture water fountain

Reclaiming Our Baptism, Remembering Who We Are

One of the features of being in foster care for many, especially in the ’70s and ’80s, was there was no contact with the birth family to be had. Depending on family circumstances, that can be a good or bad thing. But the result is

Man and woman wearing masks

Becoming Bodies of Love

“I am soft and luscious… “ I watched an amazing YouTube video a few years ago made by an Australian woman named Taryn Brumfitt who went out onto the street to ask other women about what they thought of their bodies. Woman after woman stared