Our guest blogger today is Debra Jarvis – pastor, chaplain, writer, blogger, pod-caster. Her most recent book is It’s Not About the Hair: And Other Certainties of Life & Cancer and she is the host of the podcast, “The Final Say: Conversations with Those facing Life’s End.” And you can find Debra on her TEDMED talk.


“Spiritual uncertainty is rarely appreciated. Most people do not realize that it is a pregnancy of the spirit. Something transcendent is growing inside us that we cannot yet name, we cannot yet appreciate. We want to rush to certainty, but this could be the death of that which is developing within us. Like many pregnancies it is uncomfortable. We have to allow uncertainty to gestate until we birth something sacred and amazing within ourselves.”  — from “Inside the Russian Nesting Doll” in Neither Here nor There: The Many Voices of Liminality