Living in Glad Confidence

Living in Glad Confidence

So how do we become free? We’re aware of the longing to enter that vast, spacious expanse of Love where impossible is the norm and hope anchors the soul. But we get stuck here in what we already know…which doesn’t lead to anything vast. Consider these two thoughts: As...
Living in Glad Confidence

Holy Play in Community

“Whoever does not dance, does not know what is coming to pass. Amen” (Saying attributed to Jesus in The Acts of St. John) –Don E. Saliers, Liturgy as Holy Play  Many thanks to Don E. Saliers for his work and thoughts on “holy play.” In our routine...
Living in Glad Confidence

Did Jesus Have Fun?

Really, to know what true, glad confidence looks like, we need to look at Jesus…which may have some of us scratching our heads. The mystery of Him as fully divine yet fully human is confusing and abstract. It’s hard to know how to think about that! Imagining Christ as...
Living in Glad Confidence

Out to the Deep — Part 2

This life of wholly giving ourselves to the way God made us and to what He’s made us for really messes with us sometimes. There’s just no way to give thoroughly without also being seen thoroughly. And we get real worried about that. Therefore, much of our energy goes...
Living in Glad Confidence

Out to the Deep — Part 1

I love Psalm 107’s picture of sailors heading to open ocean. Minding their own business, doing their job, they head out despite dark sky and choppy seas. But soon a storm comes up with hurricane-force winds and monstrously high waves. In all their years, they’ve not...