Friends: I don’t know how this happened, at all, but when I went in for my bone scan results at the cancer center here in our city today, my oncologist told me that there’s NOTHING ON MY BONE SCAN.
This doesn’t happen. Sarcoma doesn’t just disappear from bones without treatment. I’m on immunotherapy, but the spots that showed up on last scans GREW during immunotherapy. So the oncologist didn’t attribute it to anything- just shrugged his shoulders and told me to go plan my summer. ‼️
I was going to read all about love and then the ceiling fell in. Mr Ted my upstairs neighbor left the water running in the kitchen sink but first put the stopper in. i love Mr Ted. #theliturgistsbookclub
Real life meetups
Last night I met with a group of 9 local Liturgists through Meetup after a year+ of ghosting on a local FB group. It was such a powerful experience. We told our trap door stories of losing faith. We listened and laughed with each other. I got back to my car and started shaking and sobbing. Years of grief and aloneness were cracking open and shedding off me. For all the fence-sitters/potential group organizers out there, I encourage ya’ll to go for it.
Brain surgery/medical fundraising
Hey all. My best friend is heading into major brain surgery today (for most of the day). All I can think about is her. I’m sad and scared.
If you have it in you to donate a few dollars to her I’d appreciate it. Her family is living paycheck to paycheck and she is the income earner. I just want you his to be a tiny bit less scary for them.
PSA toot: do not give up on this platform because you are afraid you aren’t deep enough, or have the right book to recommend, or scientific theory to cite. You are welcome here. Playfulness, encouragement, and sharing joy - is welcome here. #TheLiturgists
Just told my very Christian fam that I am LGBTQ+ affirming and i just wanna say, wow.
If you have ever come out to your very Christian parents, you need a lifetime of trophies and cake and hugs❤❤ you guys are the real heroes and I can never imagine the courage that takes.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRAVERY.
I grew up being taught that the verse “Having the faith of a child” meant following blindly, trusting blindly. But have you ever heard a child?
“Why? why? why? But why Mom? But why Dad? How? How? How? Can I? Can I?”
I child is curious. I child doesn’t want dumbed down answers. Even if it doesn’t really understand. A child wants to know. Children doubt the small answers and bug you for more. The faith of a child searches, questions, doubts.
Neurons firing in the visual cortex (axons are green flashes, vessels are magenta). #visualscience
Last week at church we read Luke 13:18-22, where Jesus likens the kingdom of heaven to a mustard seed or yeast in bread. It struck me how different those two things are. I get the mustard seed analogy. Infinite potential, tiny living space, then it becomes a tree. But yeast doesn't actually become bread. It triggers chemical responses that make bread possible. It's a catalyst. That became really chewy for my brain. So I braved my fear of baking with yeast for a spiritual exercise and made bread.
9w8 in Portland, OR. Artist and grocery store enthusiast. Too impatient and frustrated for church at the mo.’ Learning how to be free.
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