Why I can’t read Barbara Brown Taylor


“I know plenty of people who find God most reliably in books, in buildings, and even in other people. I have found God in all of these places too, but the most reliable meeting place …

I am his beloved misfit


a guest post by friend of Deeper Story, Michelle DeRusha Truthfully, a Saint Paul-like conversion would have been a heck of a lot easier. What’s not to like about falling over in the middle of the road, …

Johnny Cash Singing at St. James Episcopal


We walk out the front door of our house in Lancaster city and Miss Joyce is sitting on the neighboring porch. She is almost always there. “You know, they’re l-l-letting me stay here until July 1st,” …

The Word Made Flesh


When I return home, that place where I grew up and learned how to drive and how to pray and that King's hot fudge pecan ice cream ball may not cure a broken heart but …


July 08 2014

Learning My Gifts


Coming home from church camp that first year, I was a 14 year old on fire. I loved feeling like one of the big kids and this year of camp was different. They talked to us …

Leaving Church, Coming Home


  If church is a nest, I am the baby bird pushed out of it. Not once but over and over. Hop-scotching the map of these United States, I have always sought a church just like …

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