What would the title be for the story of my life?

If you were to write a book about “The Story of Your Life” as it relates to your life as storyteller/justice-seeker, what would the title of the book be? That’s the thing I’m supposed to sort through this morning. I’m inclined to put “music” in there, but that almost feels …

Not comments. Dialogue.

I’m opening up this site for comments. This is a change of direction. An early post declared that this wouldn’t be a place for conversation, but more like a journal. I said, Think of this blog more like an unabridged social media feed, but without the advertising or any of …

Be gentle with yourself.

“Be gentle with yourself.” This is what my spiritual director tells me at the end of each session. I spend an hour explaining some aspect of my spiritual journey and she reliably responds, “be gentle with yourself.” She could just as easily be saying, “Don’t forget to eat” or “Take …

A Transfiguration Moment

I think a lot about Jesus. Sometimes I wonder if I’m following him, or stalking him. I mean, it’s a daily thing. I have pictures of him. I write songs about him. I talk to my husband about him. My husband, Sean, is surprisingly tolerant about my relationship with Jesus, …

Prayer as resistance.

Prayerful resistance is my spiritual practice. May your prayer be a form of resistance. — Matthew David Morris (@MattMorris) January 20, 2017 In faith: Resist tyranny.Resist bigotry.Resist militarism.Resist homophobia.Resist sexism.Resist ableism.Resist white supremacy. — Matthew David Morris (@MattMorris) January 20, 2017 It is with these words that I braced myself …

Life will flourish.

John’s in prison. He’s in prison because the leader of the land was thin-skinned and did not want to be criticized. John sent one too many tweets about Herod’s questionable character, and it got him locked up. Tyrants do that to people who speak prophetically about the misuse of power. …

Introduction…

An introduction is in order. There’s a good chance that you’ve found your way to this post because of my contribution to the #FuckThisShit Advent devotional (“Yearn: Psalm 72:4”). If so, hello. Welcome. A couple things you should know about me: I’ve gone by a few different names in the past. …

These feeds feed us.

This morning I told my friends on Facebook that I may need to break up with them. They took it well. It’s not a permanent breakup, really. It’s just a trial separation. And it’s not even about them. I like them. Especially the ones I really know. I like them …

Trust.

Trust your 2AM ideas. Trust them enough to get out of bed to write them down. You at least owe them that for their effort. An idea shook me awake last night, and it continues to nudge at me like… Get up. This could work. Don’t sleep on this. She’s …

It’s hard to rest.

It’s hard to rest this near the end. Hard to know when to lay my burden down. Jesus says, “Now,” but I say, “Hold on one second…I need to post this.” I’m tired. There are 10 books on my desk. Three on my nightstand. That doesn’t count the shelves of …