Category Archives: Being Human

Soul Settling

Lincoln Park2

Sometimes my soul needs to breathe and settle. Sometimes I need to seek change – a new face, a new perspective. Sometimes I need to take my same walking route, but backwards, eyes open for what I’ve missed. Walking helps my soul settle…if I let it, that is. Often my thoughts take over and I don’t realize how they’ve consumed me until I become aware Read More →

Guest Blog for Ruby Slippers

Soulation's Gold Gathering

My introduction to Soulation, run by the wife and husband team of Jonalyn and Dale Fincher, occurred in a burst of light when Jonalyn spoke at Biola University soon after her book Ruby Slippers: How the Soul of a Woman Brings Her Home was published. What Jonalyn breathed and what the book exuded was exactly what my soul had been craving: freedom to step into Read More →


Photo Credit: Free Digital Photos

“armswrappedaroundthesun” is now! When my blog started in 2010 I used it as a place to unpack my own process about what it means to be human. Now I envision using it to explore the intersections between identity, community, and the kingdom of God. In The Upside-Down Kingdom Donald Kraybill describes the kingdom of God as “a collectivity — a network of persons who Read More →

A New Reflection


He startled me. Looking up from my bright pink park bench I peered out of my thought cloud to see a man in a fedora taking off his suit jacket. I was thankful, though, that he had rested his bagged burrito on the bench next to me before settling his body into the same space mine was occupying. It gave me a chance to prepare Read More →