Maybe you haven’t stepped into a church in weeks, months, years. Maybe you go every Sunday but aren’t quite sure why it’s worth the routine. Maybe you’re a person of faith. Maybe you aren’t. But for whatever reason (perhaps being that you accidentally clicked this link), you’re here. Can I just say hi and I […]Read More can you love God without loving your neighbor?
Unless you’re living under a rock (or you’re one of those troll/rock people in Frozen), you’re probably aware that our world is kind of a hot mess. From the shooting in Ferguson and persecuted families in Iraq, from Ebola outbreaks and fighting in Gaza, I can’t seem to read a newspaper or flip open my laptop or turn on a […]Read More jen hatmaker's "Interrupted" book review and giveaway
I get frustrated easily. I get frustrated with others. I get frustrated with myself. My heart starts pounding and peace flies out the window and frustration swiftly takes its place. I want to walk with humility and gentleness. To be patient and to take up love before all else. But have you ever noticed that these things […]Read More the bond of peace
I get the feeling that I’m meant for more. The pull in my soul that I’m living in a swirling tension of now and not yet. I am a woman wrestling with God. Who feels the Spirit pushing and pulling and leading in the vapor that is this life. I breathe it and it fills my […]Read More i am restless
Waiting disguises itself as nothing. We all experience it. Baited breath. Wringing hands. Hours and days and months of,”Why, God? When, God?” A few months ago, I picked up a copy of When The Heart Waits for 5o cents at a thrift store. I grabbed it because it was written by Sue Monk Kidd, the author of Secret Life […]Read More if you're waiting for God to act
Well, I’m starting this post at 11: 50 p.m., if that tells you anything. My Halloween was full of cuddling with an adorable seven-month-old tiger and scoring candy with the cutest three-year-old Thomas the train. We trick-or-treated and we walked through our little downtown and we ate too many Reese’s, but mostly, we made memories. […]Read More making memories
Tomorrow marks my 25th week of pregnancy. Being pregnant during advent season, a time of expectancy and anticipation, has had me thinking a lot about Mary. Mary — the peasant girl who found herself supernaturally carrying love. Within the womb of a poor peasant girl from an obscure village in Galilee, God the Son became […]Read More meditations on mary, motherhood & a manger