From Theology

Stars

We were all made to be stars.  Some of us have been put into places of “stardom” we cannot sustain. There is only one sun and no human has the power of the sun. People were not made to be the center of anyone’s world. I was listening to a sermon today. The preacher said, “You are to love the Lord your God with all your soul, with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your strength. You are to love your neighbor as yourself. You can tell a lot about a person by the way that…

Judas’ Feet

She had the onsets of dementia.  She had cancer.  I was taking her to the doctor.  Sweet.  That is how I would describe her.  She was sweet.  Her walls were filled with pictures.  She was proud of her daughter.  She loved her family.  Her husband had passed. She was weak. She wanted no help unless absolutely necessary.  She looked at me while we were in the car.  She repeated over and over, “But Jesus washed Judas’ feet.  Jesus washed Judas’ feet.” I can still see her face.  I was only with her that one day but her face.  It is…

Grief and Miracles

Grief.  I am not sure what I am still grieving.  I miss the kids still.  I miss my nephews or x-nephews whatever you are supposed to call them.  Maybe its the fact that I have had to set so many strong boundaries; I have had to walk away from so many people while I simultaneously try to navigate which new human beings to let enter my life.  I wonder if the work will ever be worth it.  It feels like that saying, “Two steps forward and three steps back.” I saw an evil thing come out of my mouth a…