Frisking the Ordinary for the Presence of God
Welcome to BeckyRamsey.info. I’m an author, a minister to children, a mom and new grandma, Chief Wrangler of Rosie The Woodchuck Dog and Jack The Unkempt Cat, and caretaker of Traveling Baby Jesus. I search my crazy life for God’s fingerprints, and then I write about them. I also drink coffee, fight piles of dirty laundry and dream of French pastries.
The Holy Éclair: Signs and Wonders from an Accidental Pilgrimage
A church lady and mom of three moves to France and expects nothing will change to her faith. Watch what God does through chocolate and pastry, cider and the flea market, and all kinds of sacred nothings and divine nobodies!
I’m Becky and I’m so glad you’re here. I hope you’ll join me as we take ordinary life by the shoulders, stand it up gently and give it a good onceover for God’s handiwork, tousling its hair and emptying its pockets. If we give it a care-full frisking, something holy always falls out. I’ll be here each week, blogging about faith and family.
A couple of nights ago I went for a walk and when I returned, everyone had showed up in my yard. Literally. An index card with the word "everyone" neatly written in marker was nestled in the grass in front of my dogwood tree. A tiny ant was making a journey across it,...read more
I noticed him walking toward us as we headed down a street I didn't know. Chicago is a big city, I'm a little directionally challenged, and it was just me and Sarah, my grown daughter. I wasn't sure what this homeless man would do. Was he mentally ill? As he came near...read more
I didn't mean to eavesdrop. Or maybe I did. Either way, my Nosey Nancy self got herself a gift last week on vacation and my brain is still turning it over, examining it, chuckling over the wonder of it, and rationalizing my habit of bumping into things because I get...read more