Forgiveness Friday… I Forgive You, Pikes Peak

Dear Pikes Peak, Ah, you're a clever one. Sure, you're "just a mountain" (a fourteener at that)... But you'd be surprised how famous you are compared to many other fourteeners in Colorado (for my non-Colorado friends, that's a mountain that's at least 14,000 feet elevation...)  Not only that, but it's almost as if folks in [...]

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Life Unexpected – Part VI… “Injustice”

(To go to the beginning of this story, please click here.) As humans, we naturally desire justice. When someone has committed a crime, we believe they should 'pay a penalty' according to their crime. When someone is caught lying, we believe they should confess the truth and come clean... When someone wrongs us, most of [...]

Emptied… When Lent Seems Longer than 40 Days…

Officially, Lent has begun. But for me, the last two months have felt like 60 days of Good Friday. So when Ash Wednesday dawned last week, it felt almost anti-climactic... Almost a holiday, because there was at least an official reason to feel hungry and dark and repentant and thirsty for God's mercy... When we [...]

Forgiveness Friday: I Forgive You, Humanity.

Dear Humanity, I am one of you, although much of my life I have felt like an alien.  From my earliest memories, I have pondered you, and although I was always sure of love, I still always had this feeling that I didn't quite fit in with you.  When I went to school I was [...]