Faith

Ceasefire

    What’s your Paradigm? Visiting is one thing. Spending months in another part of America is another—like coming from the third largest city in a blue state to a small rural city in a red state. While I love Rochester, where I was born and raised, I fell...

My Tennessee Saga

As far as sweaters go, I bought it because it was cheap, white and comfy. During my stay in Tennessee, I needed something nondescript to add to my limited travel wardrobe, and this little number in Walmart fit the bill. I checked it out with my other purchases and...

Hello, God?

I like to think of myself as a tough old gal. "See the hill. Take the hill," as my Lt. Colonel father would have said. I recently made a decision that holds the promise of adventure ahead. Was I up to it? Would everything work out? Or had I made a blunder? My mind...

Tenebrae – A Ritual of Shadows

As we enter Holy Week, I want to share one of the Church’s most ancient rituals with you. The Holy Week service called Tenebrae has become so rare today many Christians have never experienced the funereal tenor of this sorrowful ritual. The first Tenebrae service I...

Burned Goodies

According to my Bing search engine, “Hermeneutics is the field of study concerned with how we interpret the Bible. Exegesis is the actual interpretation of the Bible by drawing the meaning out of the Biblical text.” (my emphasis). It seems how we interpret the Bible...

The Big Picture

I grew up in a religious silo. I knew nothing about other denominations, what they believed, or how they worshiped. Indeed, when I was young, checking such things out was anathema. But that didn’t stop me. Tell me I can’t read a book, and that’s the first book I’ll...