Dirt Piles & Jumbo Crayons

For those who want to get dirty, love wildly, and be free


April 2019


More is not satisfied. More wants more. Enough, though, is satisfied. Enough knows that more is possible but not necessary. Enough is enough. Continue reading “Enough”


Forgiveness & Jubilee

Easter – a time to celebrate resurrection and universal forgiveness – was a few days ago. It just so happens that forgiveness has been in the news a lot recently for other reasons. Sadly, so has retaliation. Continue reading “Forgiveness & Jubilee”

Fault Lines

113 years ago, the Great San Francisco Earthquake killed thousands of people when a slip in the San Andreas Fault shook the earth. It took almost a week to extinguish most fires, and the long hard road to rebuilding the city began. What was thought to be steady and reliable turned out to be less predictable and very destructive. Continue reading “Fault Lines”

Loving Rightly

Only those who love rightly see rightly – Richard Rohr

I may be wrong, but it seems that someone who is motivated to be ‘right’ will frequently misunderstand someone who is motivated to be ‘loving’. At least that’s the pattern I’ve observed from spending time on both sides of the right/loving coin. I’m not trying to create a false dichotomy, but I think the starting point matters. Our default is more likely “I’m right” than “I’m loving”. Continue reading “Loving Rightly”


“Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (John 8:7, NRSV). Jesus didn’t question the facts of the situation, as presented by the religious leaders. He didn’t argue with them or attempt a ‘whatabout’ deflection. Continue reading “Stonethrowers”

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