(You must realize)
January 16, 2015

…that when he looked, and she looked up at him, their looks so merged in one the world outside grew vacant, suddenly, and all things being seen, endured and done were crowded into them: just she and he… here at the point and at this point alone:- see, this arouses fear. Such fear both knew. When I first encountered those words, my body thrummed. I was weeping without having realized I was moved. I had found my way home. This happened in 1996, at a small church in Berkeley, California, and the words were spoken as part of the sermon. … Continue reading


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The Water Will Hold You: A Skeptic Learns to Pray

Lindsey Crittenden went to church one day with no interest in getting closer to God. She just wanted to get out of the apartment. Or so she thought. She found instead the beginning of a journey that would change her life. . . .