Hi, I’m Liz. I live in Burien, WA, with my husband Ken and our many plant babies. When not writing, you can find me swimming, jogging, hiking, baking, attempting to grow a vegetable garden, asking overly personal questions, and/or drinking too much tea.
In another life, I was a Christian minister working with college students. I also spent a long and complicated three years at Fuller Theological Seminary getting a Master of Divinity degree.
As I’m sure you’ll see if you stick around and read some things, I think that much of mainstream American Christianity is kind of the worst, but I’m still compelled by Jesus as the New Testament depicts him. I want to live the kind of life Jesus inspires, and to do that in community. Whether or not you resonate with any of this, you are very welcome here.
My hope is that the poems and other things I share in this space are part of a movement toward greater peace in this world – a true peace, which is something like the making-right of everything, and which does not exist without justice. Expressing uncomfortable things like anger and grief is part of this movement toward peace: we cannot move toward greater wholeness and goodness without naming and confronting the things that are broken and evil. Whether reflecting on nature, personal experiences, current events, biblical stories, or other things, I hope my writings might evoke and amplify a spirit of longing for peace, justice, restoration.
For now, I’ll be posting poems, reflections on reading the New Testament in Greek (“Greeking Out”), reflections on other things I read (“Stuff I’m Reading), and some garden pictures (“Plant Pics”) here and there – just for a little something different and (hopefully) beautiful. These categories may expand as time goes on.
There are also 25 posts from that one time I blogged about John the Baptist for 25 days in a row…and then subsequently needed a 5 month break from blogging, apparently :D.
Thank you for being here; hope you enjoy! I would love to hear what you think via comments anytime.