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Fellowship of Saints and Sinners
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Thoughts at the intersection of life and God from one saint and sinner for anyone "converted," "unconverted," or "under conversion."

Yesterday I visited my daughter’s kindergarten class to present our family’s “holiday traditions” at this time of year. A small circle of 14 eager five and six-year-olds sat cross-legged on the floor as my daughter Sam and I, on stools, […]

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Front row seats to the pool. Her kids and mine doing back float drills and breathing techniques. We’ve exchanged small talk before. She is tall, graceful, around my age, and nearly totally bald – and today she casually drops the […]

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Single motherhood for the next nine months — with my hubby traveling back and forth to Washington, D.C., thanks to a National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) research fellowship there — may reduce my presence here at this intersection. But I’m […]

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Yesterday the news broke of Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip’s last-minute reprieve of execution within only hours of death by lethal injection. The reprieve grants Glossip a two-week delay of execution, during which time the Oklahoma Court of Criminal […]

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              The dramatic transformation that our old house continues to undergo, as of Week 6 of renovation, inspired the following reflections — about faith, surrender and resurrection, and about what it means to call […]

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It’s been a while since my last “retreat” at the monastery. The last time I was here, I was on deadline to finish the manuscript for my first book Grace Sticks. So I holed myself up in one of these […]

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At the risk of beating a dead horse — can anyone help me understand where that awful expression comes from, by the way? — this piece takes a new angle on the whole Ashley Madison scandal. What does an eye-opening […]

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Within a few hours of its appearance here at this intersection between God and life, my last post on the Ashley Madison scandal had a total of one share. “It must’ve been something I said,” I told my husband later […]

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For those of us saints and sinners who even remotely have been following last week’s Ashley Madison scandal, I can think of at least three lessons it offers (and you may have more, in which case feel free to leave […]

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If you’ve not seen it, you must: John Oliver on “Last Week Tonight” offered the most brilliantly funny rebuke of televangelists and the prosperity gospel I’ve seen to date. Oliver doesn’t mince words, including the four-letter ones, in blasting the […]

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