Everyone wants to be loved. And most people want to love others in return. But do we truly know what love is? Today, my friend Katherine Henson is here sharing a guest post about love. Below, she so eloquently delves into the deep divide between God’s love and culture’s misshapen version of it. I’ve been married for […]Read More the dangerous definition of love
Justice isn’t a warrior. It’s not a King riding in on a white horse fighting the bad guys and saving the day. My kids love knights and dragons. I’m not sure how that happened or when it exactly occurred, but they are totally into it. For Halloween, my five-year-old insisted on being a knight, and […]Read More real life justice
What do we believe? Like, what do we really believe? I think I believe a lot of good things about God. But sometimes I wonder — where did these good things come from? Have I formed my view of who God is based on my circumstances? My culture? Do I hold a set of beliefs […]Read More believe
I watched the streets littered with paper confetti, the last bits of celebration swept into piles, destined for giant trash bins. The lingering partiers stumbled home and staff got to work tearing down the barricades. Just an hour before, rosy-cheeked crowds had gathered to sing and kiss and ring in the new year. The excitement wears […]Read More my word for 2015
I think you always need a dose of bravery when you read your words in front of a giant (well, to me!) room full of women. Today at MOPS, I shared a devotional based on this blog post. How do we raise brave kids? Start by being brave mamas! Sometimes, we let people put out the […]Read More 31 days of living free: what is brave?
I like to consider myself a bit of a wordsmith. (If not beautifully curated and strung together, at least my words are…plentiful.) I have words to fill every gap. Every silence. I have words for every emotion, every situation, every problem, every solution. Until I don’t. Sometimes, there are no words. Where does it leave […]Read More when there are no words
My Sunday morning was spent nestled under a blanket, watching Curious George and playing with trains. On Friday, Joseph developed a sudden cough. We are always cautious because of his sickle cell, and when he had a rough night, we took him into the doctor the next day. He was diagnosed with pneumonia. He is […]Read More 31 days of living free: real talk about rest