God as Light and Darkness

Last week I hear Addie Zierman talk about her book When We Were on Fire in the context of the darkness of Lent. She grew up in an Evangelical setting that pushed the metaphor of God as Light. She thought God was only real when she felt the light shining on her. God was near whenContinue reading “God as Light and Darkness”

Waiting in the Dark

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, andContinue reading “Waiting in the Dark”

Meeting At The Light

I’m always looking for places to meet, hang out and talk with people of other faith traditions. Figurative places and literal places. One of my dearest friends, when we both lived in New York, invited me to her Shabbat table on Fridays as a literal place to meet, hang out, and talk about faith andContinue reading “Meeting At The Light”

Reflecting the Light

We are waiting for our Savior. We are waiting for the light. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. –John 1:6-8Continue reading “Reflecting the Light”

Let Your Light Shine

It was just over two years ago that my sister invited me to a fundraiser for the KGSA Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the Twin Cities whose mission is to engage globally by providing resources and advocacy to support the needs of local communities. Knowing my interest in education and empowerment for young women,Continue reading “Let Your Light Shine”

A Great Light

Last June I started working with a counselor because I was finally ready to face and move toward recovery from patterns of disordered eating that have followed me most of my adult life. This past December I sat in her office with Kleenex pressed to my eyes, wishing against reason that this action would stemContinue reading “A Great Light”