Author Archives: Liz

Unresolved

Sabbatical means more space to learn and question, and most importantly to indulge persistent questions and thoughts that are… not deep.  Not profound.  Mostly… ridiculous things along the lines of shower thoughts. FOOD RELATED -What is the difference between a … Continue reading

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The Slow Work of God Part 2

Two months into sabbatical, I’m slower, more appreciative, and more present.  10/10 do recommend. I’m present enough to rejoice and see the small mercies and small places of growth.  Perhaps the gift of patience is not so small a mercy. … Continue reading

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The Slow Work of God

Merton once told me to quit trying so hard in prayer. He said: ‘How does an apple ripen? It just sits in the sun.’ A small green apple cannot ripen in one night by tightening all its muscles, squinting its … Continue reading

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Desire

When was the last time you felt it-your own longing, that is? Your longing for love, your longing for God, your longing to live your life as it is meant to be lived in God? When was the last time … Continue reading

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I am small.

How can a person be born again? Nicodemus once famously asked. Try moving to an entirely new context and, as a full-grown adult, learn a new language and new customs.  Enter as a baby.  A college-educated, previously independent… baby. How … Continue reading

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Life Plans

I’m a firm believer that a comic can be pithier and deeper than a philosophical quotation or dissertation.    

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Pining

Joshua Phillips on Instagram Oh Holy Night is an Advent song, a traditional hymn proclaiming the goodness and fulfillment of Christ’s coming.  Sing it at Christmas, shelve it for the rest of the year. It seems oddly appropriate for Lent, … Continue reading

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