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?
A pink crayon in hand, I concentrated on turning the frown into a smile. I methodically changed the tiny “No Coloreds Allowed” sign into “Coloreds Allowed.” A first grader with thick, colicky bangs and light pink jelly sandals, my mind and my heart couldn’t compute the coloring page in front of me. We were finishing up a unit […]Read More pink crayons and reconciliation
Blogging is weird. A keyboard at your fingertips, an outlet to share a glimpse of your life to anyone who clicks a link. I’m at a crossroads on my blog. I’ve committed to posting consistently, and lately I’ve been wondering if these words really do have meaning. Am I spending my time wisely? Is anyone […]Read More if you knew me, would you still like me?
Meet Zach + Valerie Metz. Aren’t they just the cutest? They also have big hearts. I’m so thankful that our paths have crossed in this little Iowa town. I met Valerie when she was like the coolest person I’d ever seen in this corner of the state. She was waiting tables and we talked about […]Read More love to burkina: meet valerie
I’m skipping church this morning. I’m writing this in my pajamas while my baby is sleeping and my three year old is dancing — spinning with his arms reached high — in the living room to worship music. I wanted to go to church today. I love the community and checking in with people I […]Read More skipping church
It’s not every day that you walk into your house to see your table fully set with adorable dinnerware. I guess today was my lucky day! Unbeknownst to me, a group of ladies from our church blessed me by surprising me with an eight-person setting with some charming Christmas dinnerware. They even collaborated with Jonny […]Read More a sweet early christmas surprise
Lent. A time on the Church calendar nudging those who follow Jesus to look inwardly + upwardly. Whatever your faith [or lack thereof] looks like, introspection is intriguing — attractive, even. The rough part: Actually wading in that murky tension of who you are, who you want to be, and who you were created to […]Read More navigating lent: why?
This post is pulled from Megan Hyatt Miller’s blog. You can see it in it’s original state here. I particularly like her 4th and 5th points. While talking with a friend about our adoption recently, she made a comment that adoption just seemed so trendy—all these upper-middle class families running around with their brown babies […]Read More Adoption: Movement or Trend?
A friend sent me today’s post from A Glad Surrender, a lent blog + devotional by Cornerstone Church in Ames. What a simple + poignant reminder that adoption can reflect the gospel. (Yes, those are the hands of my awesome husband and son.) “Pure and undefiled religions before our God and Father is this: to […]Read More a glad surrender.
to be orphaned + enslaved.Read More to be orphaned + enslaved.