This week is Passover. It started with the first seder last Friday evening and ends this Saturday after sundown. In the meantime, we, as Jews, are prohibited from eating any kind of leavened bread, along with other restrictions, which is both more complicated and simpler than it sounds.
It does mean a huge disruption to our routine, a change in the way we handle and plan meals, and me saying "no" to many requests for various snacks and favorite dinners.
We hear a lot about how “white men are the face of atheism” and “why women don’t subscribe to atheism” and shit. Truth is, there are plenty of women who are atheists, even ones in the spotlight....more
On her facebook page this morning, my friend Kari Kopnick asked “And how is it with your soul today, dear Facebook friends?”Without thinking, I wrote, my soul is open today. And before I could back out of it, my darn old soul hit “enter.”...more
With my head staring up into the sky as the sunlight shines through the dark clouds, I am left wondering, "when will he send me one?" Day after day, rainbow weather passes, and the beautiful array of colors I keep hoping to find aren't gracing the sky. Others have been finding them, posting about them, but I still have yet to see it with my own eyes....more
April 8, 2000 Only a handful of people know about this day 15 years ago. It’s been so long and only lasted a short time, so it really isn’t something that comes up too often in conversation. And to be honest saying “I’ve been married three times” is hard! I’ve sat silently through many conversation as people have said, “well she’s (or he’s) been married like three times, so there you go” like that number is an indication of how messed up the person is....more
So, last week while I was telling you about Kara Tippetts passing I shared a video with you where she spoke at a Church Planting conference. Did you watch it? It’s ok if you didn’t. I still think you should and you can find it here: https://youtu.be/ZKARuh5vAVY But you don’t need to before you continue reading....more
“Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.” Gretchen Rubin Last Saturday, my client Leslie found herself feeling incredibly sad about a past relationship with a man she loved very much. Historically when she would feel that way, she would judge those emotions of sadness and push them aside:...more
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