I’m happy to be making my debut on the Family channel of A Deeper Story today with this special glimpse of my life and the ones I love. I have big hopes for what you might see. Will you come tell me? Read They Call Her Mama
Of all the people I had to come out to, the most difficult one was me. Can you imagine how it feels to not know the truth about your own self? Let me tell you: There is no fear so terrible as not knowing the person who is your own soul. But Jesus knew. And he was so good to me about it, because of course he was. I’d love to share this piece of my journey with you today at A Deeper Story.
My tween daughter shared a selfie on Facebook, and what caught me was her eyes. The comments rolled in — “gorgeous! so pretty!” — and they were true. But they didn’t tell her the whole truth. So I will. Join me at A Deeper Story today to learn what your selfie REALLY says about you.
They say, “Never forget,” but I do forget. I have long since forgotten. So I’ll try. I was a very young mommy to a very young boy, and we used to make up songs as we whooshed side-by-side on a swing set older than both of us combined. Planes above us were delights in his eyes, and, through his eyes, in mine. We rode to my campus on the bus, he in my lap, strangers all about, and we smiled back at them with ease. We were fresh new people in a great, bright world before it all went dark. […]
I saw the sand. I saw my own melting-pot family. I saw a topless young mom and her son. I saw the water. I saw an old southern man. I saw an Indian toddler. I saw couples in love. I saw the sun. I saw God at the beach one late afternoon. I’d love for you to join me at A Deeper Story today so you can see too. Photo: Patricia Baumann (c) 2014
Christianity in general (and Evangelicalism in particular) has a great many vocal, self-proclaimed gatekeepers. They employ a range of scare tactics and subtleties, but the message is the same: “We” are in; “you” are out. This has long been the way of the Christian; it has never been the way of the Christ. Join me today at A Deeper Story for my short piece of spoken word poetry, You Can’t Keep Me Out.
We have time, but only a little (Or does the time have us?) Before we move into the timeless, Which has always moved in us. And in the moment of that meeting Of our past and our always, Perhaps we’ll find our past is present And that our time, it never was. *** I happened to write this late last night, not sure it really needed posting, and then this morning learned of the passing of Maya Angelou. She was an inspiration of spirit and verse to me, so I offer this as an impromptu and imperfect tribute. May […]
Where is God? Let me tell you something right off and save you from my own futile experience: You can’t find God. You can’t find God because God isn’t hiding. God is in the truth because God is the truth. You can’t find God– but you can meet God. And if that’s what you want, then you have to go meet God the most honest way you can. Because the God who is Truth does not live among lies. So go meet God as your most honest you. If for you that’s in writing, God is there. If it’s in […]