The Sacred Third

Somewhere between day and night,where fireflies shine — in the middle space ofright and wrongwhere dog wags his tail — peeking through the black and white,where zebra emerges — on the city streets betweengood and bad,where mosquitoes only smell blood — in the wrestle match of yes and nowhere cats have no care — at the family feud ofgirl and boy,where male seahorses give birth — in the fist grip of interior and exterior,where turtles move with ease — is a thin placeof the Sacred Thirdwaiting to receive — “Hello.Welcome You!Come sit with me for a while.Will you?There’s no rush.Let’s…

The Jesus Gap (a struggle to live out holy love, Pt. One)

Let me tell you something very honest about myself. I’ve been that person in groups talking about God. I’ve read lots of books about theology. I’ve taken in ridiculous amounts of knowledge about Jesus. I’ve learned how to discuss my belief. I’ve served publicly with a smile on my face. And yet, often, after it was all over, I’d go back into my ordinary, everyday, private life struggling to live this holy love out. Let’s be clear. I have a deep love for Jesus. I mean, Jesus is just cool. There is nothing boring about Him. He’s not soft and…

Still, Small Voice (& the Birth of a New Year)

Happy (almost) New Year, friends! As I’ve considered the dawning of 2017, my deep desire is for the gap between my written words and my actions to narrow. Of course, this is easier written than done! Regardless, I decided to sit down, listen to the still, small voice [I call her Spirit] and write what I heard as a guide for my upcoming year. I believe I will return to these words throughout 2017 as a gentle reminder. May it bless you and/or prompt you to listen to the still, small voice within and write your own guide for the…