A Few Thoughts on Grumbling and Authenticity

We have had a rough last several weeks. Very rough, pulling my hair out, not sure anything I say or do is getting through, send me all the coffee rough. Potentially made worse by the fact that my daughter is very sensitive to caffeine in breast milk and I can only drink the fake decafContinue reading “A Few Thoughts on Grumbling and Authenticity”

Making Room For Christ: One pure and Holy Passion

I do my quiet times in the morning. I have bounced around a little and found different rhythms as time has marched on. In my first year of motherhood, I was so completely sleep deprived that I could only handle short snippets of scripture that I would mediate on all day long. My official “quietContinue reading “Making Room For Christ: One pure and Holy Passion”

Alignment and Holy Procrastination

Over the last couple years, I have gone through what I like to think of as a break-up with workout culture. I’m still actively pursuing my health and fitness but have been reframing my thought processes around it. I’ve seen so many young mothers struggling to breastfeed as they seek to “gain their bodies back”Continue reading “Alignment and Holy Procrastination”

Humility: Preparation for the Journey

I’ve decided my official position on 2020 is “confused”. I’m confused about media coverage, confused about how to love people well from a distance, confused about mandates and regulations, laws and systems. I’m confused about the global stuff we are all facing. Then I’m dealing with sickness right now, two serious illnesses in two menContinue reading “Humility: Preparation for the Journey”

On Faith, Food, and Stewardship

 This right here, friends, is a blessing stopping me in my tracks.      I have just recently jumped into another area of service in my church. One that, honestly, I’ve been thinking I should be part of for ages and always found a reason not to.     Our meal ministry fell aside awhile backContinue reading “On Faith, Food, and Stewardship”

Lies and Liabilities

  I have recently entered a new phase in parenting and am dealing with lying. My 3 year old believes he has discovered the secret to getting away with murder (or, at least, the creation of large, obnoxious messes and causing physical or emotional distress to his sister or cousins). The secret recipe is theContinue reading “Lies and Liabilities”