Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's Been Awhile...

Is actually an understatement.  And really, I'm just coming here to say "good bye." 

I've done a lot while I've been gone.  I don't even remember if I shared images from Kenya!  Then there was El Salvador and now the biggest thing: I've received a call (weird, right?!) as the Communications Assistant to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land to work with Palestinian Lutherans and to help tell their stories.  To show that these are real people, made in the image of God and not just what we've seen on the news.  And so my husband and I will be moving to Jerusalem in February!

So, if you'd like to follow that adventure, there are two options, you can go here:
Hummus, Not Walls
or here
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land

Thank you for all your love and support over the years!  I hope you have a blessed Christmas, a happy Hanukkah, and a wonderful New Year!

مع حبي,

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ravensbruck Prayer

O Lord, remember not only the men and women of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all the suffering they have inflicted on us; remember the fruits we have bought, thanks to this suffering - our comradeship, our loyalty, our humility, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heart that has grown out of all of this, and when they come to judgment let all the fruits we have born be their forgiveness.  Amen.  Amen.  Amen.

Prayer written by an unknown prisoner in Ravensbruck concentration camp and left by the body of a dead child.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

And we are put on earth a little space
That we may learn to bear the beams of love
- William Blake

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Music To Bleed To

It's been a weird day.  I woke up this morning talking to God about nothing in particular.  Then I sat on my glasses and broke them in half.  But I just felt so darn joyful that I couldn't help myself.  Worked out, put in my contacts and went to donate blood.

I was the second person to donate and I just greeted everyone and asked how they were doing and they said that I must have had a good morning and that I was very cheerful and that it was obviously real.  I told them that the people who take my blood are always so nice and always put me in a good mood.  They changed the music from dark and depressing to LMFAO and "Moves Like Jagger" and asked us if this was good music to bleed to.  Ha!

Do you ever just feel so joyful that you have to share it?

“It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joy full.” - A. B. Simpson

Monday, March 19, 2012

Church Fatigue

The worst kind of fatigue.  I had the first thought of leaving the church that I love today.  I'm tired and I get irritated when I see a message in my e-mail inbox from someone at church.  This is bad.  It'll be good to get to vacation.  Does anyone else ever experience church fatigue?  Is there anything you've done about it?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Holy Cow!

Do you ever go on a binge?  Like you eat chocolate cake for like all three meals a day for a week?

I have 20 books.  20 books that I've purchased in the last month!  Some of them are for book club, some I got for my birthday, some I'm purchasing with my freelance money (I freelance for MTV News) and some...

I need to stop, especially since it's Lent!  Anyone else have any addictions?