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Untangling Gnarled Roots: Recognizing My White Privilege

  The conversation around race is hard. To have it each of us has to be willing to challenge our own assumptions about ...

10 life lessons I can rely on during these troubling times

  Hello? Hi readers. I miss you. I miss blogging. I miss writing. Some day I'll come back and I'll tell you all about ...

An invitation to breastfeed in church (and stop fighting about it)

Vera Lair | Stocksy United   Back in 2014, the Pope surprised a lot of folks when he encouraged some mothers ...

How small talk can form lasting relationships

  For those of us who dread chit chat about the details of potty training. For those of us who cannot handle discussing the weather when there are real, deep issues (the election! our life purposes! how I feel about my children getting older!) to talk about. Here's what I've learned about ...

Hospitality and the Secret Power of Weakness

I'm taking a break from my Not Writing Anything and sharing on Grace Table a little nugget of what I've been learning and thinking about this summer.   "We as a humanity are obsessed with power. The sorrows, the tragedies of this summer might as well be narrowed down to the powerful, the ...

On Feeding Imperfectly: Hard-earned Hospitality and Motherhood

Two posts in one week! I know, right? Today I'm over at GraceTable sharing about my long-journey into the kitchen and how--though I am not a natural cook--feeding my children has become a liturgy of grace in my life. Not all the good things we spend are lives doing come easy. In fact, plenty of them ...

You, me, and Leigh: What living with my single friend has taught me (and my family) about friendship and unexpected blessings.

    This is my friend, Leigh. She's also my roommate. Today I have a new piece up at For Her about what it's looked like and what I've learned by having a single friend live with me and my family for the past year. Spoiler Alert: I think that when families and single people live ...