Bringing Balance to The Force

I really want to write a spiritual reflection each week, and this week … I don’t even know where to start. I am reading a very interesting book called How to be Antiracist, all about changing racist policies while retaining respect for diverse cultures. I heartily recommend it if you haven’t read/aren’t reading it already. […]

FF: Wait For It

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda “Waiting for your yes is like knowing it’s your birthday. The gifts are wrapped and waiting. That magical moment will come. Our eyes will meet, and we’ll both know. Wrapping paper will fall to the floor, and we’ll know.” I fold up the old love letter, written back before emails and […]

IWSG: What happens in quarantine…..

…stays in quarantine. Seriously, what just happened? I will admit to nothing about the past few months other than being a little weirder than I usually am – which, admittedly, is pretty weird. That’s okay. I had a lot of alone time, and that gave me a chance to come to peace with things about […]

Tired of Being Nice

One time, I went to a Muslim religious service. The guys told me ahead of time I didn’t have to dress as a woman or go behind the veil. I chose to. True confession: I loved it. If I could worship God in some way that no one ever had to see, if I could […]

LTG: Reparation for Sin

Hi dad aka 1st person of the trinity, A week ago, I had this dream. A guy was house-sitting for me while I was out of town. Then, he decided to rent my house out to some stranger. When I came back to visit, I found my friend living in a much cheaper house. With […]

The Spirit of Truth vs. Colonialism

I’m sorry for making excuses for the patriarchy and for (white) guys in general. I am truly sorry that I will probably continue to do so without realizing it. It’s this reflexive action, a product white, patriarchal society. Here’s an example of racism and colonialism: the Eurocentric system of worship with its all-male hierarchy. Imagine […]

FF: Still. Waiting.

This week’s photo: © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Every morning in spring, Evelyn kisses him goodbye – until the day a freak squall drags him away into the sea. Ten years go by. Evelyn sits by the window. Sensing her absence, her husband wakes, waiting for her, still. Turning away from the window with resignation thick as […]

Perfect Love

I want to try to write a spiritual reflection every week, and this week is hard. I’m struggling with Deep Questions, torn between writing about idolatry, about my attempts to be true to God and God alone – whatever this means. I’m struggling with the difference: what it means to be afraid of someone as […]

FF: Road Trip

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio Click (don’t lick) this frog. If you dare. I used to dream of this. If only I had a car. If only my parents would let me drive…. Now, we’re in Badlands, South Dakota. Prairie dogs chitter at each other atop dusty mounds. Blue sky stretches for miles, clean and […]