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Feels and Flowers

Feb 28, 2021

You rarely see people contort themselves pretzel-like as they do when they try to make scripture--and God--more palatable to modern-day sensitivities as when they talk about Sodom and Gomorrah. Trust me--I’ve listened to a bunch of podcasts and sermons on this subject from both sides of the spectrum.

The truth is,...

Jan 31, 2021

So many times, we fall back on the belief that we are only human made of dust and ashes and what CAN we do, what positive change, what impact can mere mortals do in the face of overwhelming odds and huge challenges.

And when someone is hurting we say we will pray for them. But REALLY? Is that the best we can do?

In this...

Dec 31, 2020

The end of year is always a good time to pause and reflect on what growth we achieved and what goals we met in the year and how we are going to do better and in the future. 

But hey, we just survived 2020, I think you should be proud of yourself. Being alive trumps any other accomplishment. Really.

Without meaning to,...

Dec 1, 2020

Sometimes in the Bible you get these stories of supposedly good and holy people handpicked by God who just make the worst decisions. 

There was this elderly couple, you see, and one day they decided to explore surrogacy with a dash of sexual exploitation to see if that was the answer to their problems. The story is...

Oct 28, 2020

Gather round kids for embarrassing stories of Paula's youth. We're getting personal as we talk about loooooove. Or lack of love, and what happens when you chase it away with a broom. It's going to be a wild ride, as this episode was written in the middle of the night after waking up from strange and unsettling...