On the faith to wait and listen -5

Dolly Lee prayer

In honor of 9/11, join in Holley Gerth’s prayer here. Welcome to the 5th and final post in our Exploring Faith Series. Today’s post seems to disagree with the 3rd post: “What propels your faith forward?” But it doesn’t, because it takes faith in God and His promises to wait for God to act, and to wait with God. Like …

When faith wears a scarf -4

Dolly Lee prayer

Welcome to the 4th post in our Exploring Faith Series. I keep seeing my friend A. next to me, with a silky blue and white scarf wrapped around her bald head, where black hair once flowed.* A. is battling breast cancer and the chemo drug her body absorbs, is so deadly, it can make her heart stop. What is it …

Top 10 Things I (re) learned in August

Dolly Lee prayer

Links on what I (re)learned, books I’ve read, a laugh out-loud movie, a recommended video, and what our dog shares with a famous basketball star, etc. In no particular order and covering a range of emotions: 1. What is the good news of the gospel? Timothy Keller answers here. “The gospel:…We are more flawed and sinful than we ever dared …

When you mow a lawn…(& unexpected grace)

Dolly Lee prayer

I drive and listen to a man on the radio share how after he mowed his lawn, he felt God telling him to mow his neighbor’s lawn, two doors away. I imagine him admiring the short green grass on his tidy lawn (assuming he’s not in drought-stricken California) then looking at his neighbor’s tall and straggly grass. He thought, “Why …

Grace to be where you are-2

Dolly Lee Grace Series, prayer

Welcome to the 2nd post in my Let Grace Begin series, inspired by Jumping Tandem Retreat’s theme: Grace. Lisha and I sat together at Amena Brown’s workshop in the main room with “G R A C E” in caps, painted in soft pastels. Each table had a vase of spring flowers in shades of pink, white, lavender and pale yellow …