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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Reverend Laurie's Blog

August 27, 2018

Not having grown up in any church, my introduction to nuns came from a documentary about Mother Teresa.   I watched it so many times that my VHS player ate the tape probably out of exhaustion or the same, incomprehensible disinterest friends displayed when I tried to g...

August 19, 2018

Dear Grace Church family,

As many of you probably know, I travel a lot. With my wife Tori working on the West Coast for the last 18 months, I have racked up plenty of frequent flyer miles (I have flown over 57,000 miles since January alone). This summer, it felt like...

August 3, 2018

The summer before I went to seminary I had a dream about my long dead, religious Grandmother.  Having walked down the hall she stopped and stood behind me in my bedroom doorway.  I saw her because I was sitting in front of an antique vanity mirror.  If anyone was going...

August 3, 2018

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  - Luke 12:7a

When I was in seminary I spent a lot of time at a shelter.  There were people who’d lost their housing, their job or both.  There were young adults who preferred the street to the terrible situations...

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