Via Ad Deus – Road to God

Finding our new, old road to God | Bellevue First Congregational Church, Bellevue, WA

Words to Live By

This has been our ‘Commissioning’ at the end of the last two services, and I find it very meaningful. “Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger women … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thinking about “waking up” for the Fall

Last Sunday in church, Lisa spoke about waking up. This involved some dramatization of the topic to help us sit up and pay attention. After the simulated awakening from sleep, … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Converting anger to action – or at least solidarity

Last Sunday, our pastor’s sermon explored what it means to have “a personal relationship with Jesus”. He explored that idea in the context of the progressive church and in the … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Puzzled About Paula

(I am posting an article written by Pastor Kevin Brown for our Church newsletter.  Well said, Kevin!) I am puzzled. How is it that Paula Deen has become the face of … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sidewalk Art

I found this at Church outside on the front sidewalk, probably the work of our VBS students.

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

How much would you pay?

My family recently had the privilege of joining some friends on a trip to Guatemala.  They have been going to the city of La Antigua for the last 20 years to observe and … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Finishing and blessing the icon

Last Saturday,  I attended the last day of the icon painting workshop I wrote about in my last post. I have good news to report – I finished painting the … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bill Gates and Picking Up a Hundred Dollars

Some time ago, I heard an anecdote about Bill Gates.  He was making so much money, that it would be inefficient for him to bend down and pick up a … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · Leave a comment


A couple months ago, I signed up for an interesting-looking class I had come across during my internet explorations – it’s a class that lasts four days in which you … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Aristotle — Philosopher #2

A week ago the choir sang the Bluegrass Mass.  It was far and above the most delightful choir experience I have ever have.  I’ve had a lot of great choir … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bumper Sticker: Jesus is the Answer

I saw a bumper sticker the other day:  “Jesus is the Answer.”  While I agree with the statement, I’m not sure that I would put a bumper sticker on my … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Learn/Do/Devote — the Bhagavad Gita

  Today is a rare quiet day around the house.  The kids both made it to school, husband is at his job, and my work starts at 1:45.  So I’ve … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

On Tattoos and Pentacost

So, how do tattoos relate to Pentacost?  In brief, both are ‘non-intellectual’ and connected to community.  And perhaps the comparison helps me better understand an important dimension of my faith. … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

Thorns and Brambles

Today was the end of an era – Mike closed up the hangar where he had kept his plane. Sad. Little by little we are navigating the road in front … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

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