Unto Us a Child Is Born

Okay, so Jesus probably was not born at the time of the Winter Solstice. This week, I was explaining to someone that – despite what it may seem in casual conversation at times – I’m Roman Catholic. My friend jokingly said – how many religions do you belong to? And I said – honestly – […]

Snowed In

I started this week’s spiritual reflection post knowing that I had to leave work a few hours early on Wednesday and had to work my full shift after shoveling out my driveway on Thursday. Now it’s Friday. I had to go to work today and after that, five workdays left on my two week notice […]

FF: Meet You There

CLICK FROG FOR ADMISSION Meet me at Coney Island, the one that never closes or dies. We will eat corn dogs and ride all the rides. I will win every prize. No. That’s not right. It wouldn’t be fun to win or to lose forever. I press my fingers against the wood coffin, and a […]

A Modest Proposal

Unlike other Christian writers, I often use sarcasm. As a Christian feminist, it feels like it is a given – at times – that I will do so. In theology school, I lost count of the number of times that one of the male, ordained professors would sort of muse out loud in front of […]

FF: Forever, Like This

Click the Frog to Join the Fun!  Waves whisper in their delicate, gentle way as they sweep up and over sun-baked sand. My head rests on your lap, safe and secure in the hot, musky scent of you. Your nimble fingers trace random patterns on my skin, each movement, each touch one of sensuous, deliberate […]

LTG: There Is Love

Hi God, It’s me again, the problem child. As it turns out, I do not have Covid-19. I should be happy about this, and I am, but mostly I am still quite exhausted. It’s this surreal moment that gives me a chance to reassess my life choices leading up to this moment in time. I […]

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 […]

Letter to God: Letting Go

Dear God, Well, yesterday went badly in several ways. Top of my list is realizing that, okay, I really need to stop going to confession to have my sins forgiven. I need to stop even thinking about it. Because obviously this is not working. I know you have told me this many times, Father, so […]

Letter to God: Hearts of Stone

Dear God, Whenever I’m really at a loss to figure out something, my brain starts reaching for random metaphor that won’t help, like the Heart of Gold from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In Hitchhiker’s Guide, Heart of Gold is this ship that flies by balancing probabilities. How interesting would that be? I don’t know. […]