Tag: spirituality

Just what I needed

For the last couple of months, two ladies who are Jehovah’s Witnesses have been stopping by our house every third week or so. They are very aware of my status as a Jew because the posts by my front door make it clear where…

Reflections from a new Jew

Two weeks ago, the conversion step of my Jewish journey was completed. After close to two years of reading, journaling, soul-searching, and hours and hours of talking to my rabbi-turned-friend, I sat in front of her and two other rabbis at my beit din…

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…

Some Sundays are nearly perfect

Had I not turned off my alarm at 6:30a and then accidentally slept until 9:08a, this would have been the most perfect of Sundays.  Despite my proclivity of alarm avoidance (third time this long holiday weekend), I managed to have the kind of Sunday…

If the spiritual journey is like a winding road, I’m stuck on a bypass…

Tim and I have 90% of our conversations about religion in the car.  Not sure why it happens that way, but when we’re heading somewhere is when, inevitably, the conversation turns to religion.

Midwives and churches and stuff (an update)

I’ve meant to start blogging more regularly in the new year, but life often gets in the way of plans and that’s definitely the case here.  Sometimes, I have to choose between getting some extra sleep or blogging and, well, there’s not really a…

Where do we go from here?

Growing up, I was a witness to my parents bickering about religion.

Calling Heaven

I never delve lightly into anything that interests me.  I don’t take passing fancies to things, skimming the surface before moving along to the next thing that catches my eye.  No, I’m one who immerses herself up to her elbows in the things that…