This guest post about living a Kingdom life when nobody’s watching was written by my husband. You can read more of his work here. I am a pastor. Which is, like, a professional Christian. I get paid to read the Bible, to have coffee with people, to talk about Jesus. I’m not going to lie, it’s […]Read More Not Pastor Daddy, Just Daddy
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
Sometimes, I wish I could write a letter to my former self. A letter that says, Hold on. I know things are bad now. Really bad. But don’t lose hope. Things will get better. God was with you before, he is with you now, and He’ll be there in the future. I know you don’t […]Read More reflections, stories + the u.s. capitol
After a jam-packed trip to Washington, D.C., I’m having trouble finding the words to put to all of the feelings and experiences and thoughts and questions that I have. So, maybe writing it out will do me some good — as I have a lot of 31 Days posts to catch up on! We had […]Read More processing our trip to washington, d.c.
So, our Friday night had some unexpected excitement. Like gather-the-family-and-head-to-the-basement-because-a-big-tornado-is-coming-excitement. If excitement is the right word for it. Probably more like stressing the heck out because we are hippies that don’t have a TV and apparently also unprepared hippies because we lacked a working flashlight, too and WHERE’S THE DOG and DO WE HAVE A […]Read More dramatic thoughts on tornados
I’ve done enough talking this week — how about something else? This is ‘Build Your Kingdom Here’ by Rend Collective Experiment, a self-described “eclectic collective of multi-instrumentalists” from the North of Ireland. Their words are sticking to me today. I’m really feeling the need for the Kingdom here. Are you? Come set your rule and […]Read More build your kingdom here
Joy + gratitude are so easily over looked. Sure, we feel it in the big moments: When we hold our sweet babies for the first time, when we look into the eyes of our spouse and say ‘I do’, when we walk up to receive that diploma. But is it always there? In the little […]Read More finding joy in an ordinary day