Tag: Christian

Divergent journeys

Call me naïve, but I really thought that when I became Jewish, people would understand what that meant. 

Essay: Why I want to become Jewish

Note: As part of my conversion process, my rabbi requires that I write my religious autobiography, which is made up of a series of essays. I’m posting these essays here, as well, to share my journey. I’m nearing the end of this process and…

Why I’m hitting the “pause” button on my involvement in Christianity

This post is hard for me to write, but it’s a long time coming. I’ve spent the last several years on a spiritual journey, and I’ve ended up in a lot of dark corners, dead ends, and places that feel suspiciously like Knockturn Alley…

Standing for something

As I walked into the grocery store this morning, I noticed that I was following a uniquely-dressed older woman.  She had on a long, loose cotton dress, which was slightly cinched at the waist and accented with simple white shoes. Her grey hair was…

Spring T.E.A. time!

This past Saturday, the Women’s Fellowship of our church held its annual Spring Tea.  The hosts this year were yours truly and my pal, Brenda, who came down with food poisoning the morning of the event and couldn’t join us, so I was on…

We are “fragile” – a beautiful message

I make no bones about (and I’ll never apologize for) the fact that I draw spiritual sustenance from a multitude of sources and varying Christian faiths.

The journey continues – Easter 2015

Now that Easter has passed (and the swelling has gone down in my fingers enough to allow me to type) and I’ve spent time reflecting back on previous Easter seasons, I realize that most of the impactful memories of mine surrounding this holiday are from my childhood. Overflowing Easter…

Faith? Or Fear? – a devotional

I was asked to give the devotional at our Women’s Fellowship meeting this past Saturday, and although I had three weeks to prepare, I couldn’t find a devotional out there online that worked.  Most of them that I read were far too preachy, way too…