Author Archives: Amy

Why the Enneagram?

Have you ever done something or said something that almost immediately, or later, you wonder why on earth you did what you did or said what you said? Like the behavior was an automatic response? Like your brain was on autopilot without an abort button?  Romans 7:15 tells us, “For I do not understand my...

The Spiritual Practice of Flowers

There is something holy about being in the garden just after sunrise tending to and cutting flowers before most of the world awakes as the sun is just barely rising. Hands in the dirt or clippers in hand to bring their beauty indoors. A reminder of God’s presence still here even in the midst of...

Kingdom of Noise – Part 2

Noise and Fear. These seem to be two major themes God is teaching me about and revealing truths about to me over the past couple of years. “When there is no time for being there is no time for listening. I will never understand the silent dying of the green pie-apple tree if I do...

Kingdom of Noise

We live in a kingdom of noise as C. S. Lewis put it in The Screwtape Letters. Maybe not audible noise, but noise none the less. Our minds are bombarded with information at every turn. You would think our psyches would shut it off at some point for its own good, but instead we become...

Everything Comes Down to Fear or Love

Every thing, every action or reaction, every word spoken or message shared with others, is done out of either fear or out of love.  Are we trying to manipulate or control someone or some outcome when our words and actions are motivated by fear? Sure, when our children are little we need to instill the “fear” of...