God is a Raptors’ Fan, Right?

MinistryMatters By    Martha Tatarnic   June 11 This blog is a shameless reworking of a piece I wrote a few years ago when the Jays were on a hot streak. It seemed to be an appropriate offering again for this Raptors’ moment. I jumped up at the end of Monday night’s dinner for our … Continue reading “God is a Raptors’ Fan, Right?”

The Lavender Fields: Living with Cancer

By Martha Tatarnic April 15, 2019 Living with Cancer Musicians Dann Mitton, Zhenya Vitort, Ariana Chris, Christina Haldane with composer James Moffett.   Canadian composer, James Moffett, begins the first song of his Lavender Fields song cycle with these words: Before you’ve even thought about it Or anyone has named it for you, Your cells have been … Continue reading “The Lavender Fields: Living with Cancer”

I Got to Meet Nadia Bolz-Weber

  By Martha Tatarnic April 9, 2019 MinistryMatters The Up-close Cost of Celebrity   Nadia Bolz-Weber at The New Story Festival in Austin, Texas I got to meet Nadia Bolz-Weber. By ‘meet’ I mean that I got to hear her speak, and then I got to have her sign a copy of her newest book while … Continue reading “I Got to Meet Nadia Bolz-Weber”

I had an eating disorder, and it is time to share that story

    I had an eating disorder, and it is time to share that story   Martha Tatarnic March 25,2019   CONTENT WARNING: The following content mentions eating disorder symptoms and may be triggering for some individuals — please read with caution. I had an eating disorder. I was in my early twenties and thought I had won … Continue reading “I had an eating disorder, and it is time to share that story”

This is my Church

Photo by: Marc Pether-Longman (own work) [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/, via Flickr This is my Church By Martha Tatarni “This is my church,” she said to me, waving her hands to indicate the majestic canopy of trees, the forest floor, the glimpse of blue sky beyond, and the streaming sunshine giving our surroundings the look of an enchanted … Continue reading “This is my Church”