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3 Ways to Practice God’s Presence in the Wild Moment

My son's temper is a powerful and beautiful thing. When I'm up close it feels too large, too massive, like it's going to tsunami me ...


Ghostly Grief: On Miscarriage and Loss

I've written briefly here about my experience with my miscarriage this past summer, but I haven't yet shared the story. Today I'm over ...


Grace for Our Doubts, Interview at Today’s Christian Woman

I recently had the privilege of chatting with Today's Christian Woman about uncertainty in faith and the story of my own doubt in ...


When I Can’t Calm My Son’s Fears

Today I'm over at Amy Julia Becker's Christianity Today blog sharing about parenting, anxiety, and my own "Small Talk" experiences with my son. If you haven't yet read my interview with Amy Julia from earlier this week, click here. Her new book Small Talk is the perfect Christmas gift for the mom in ...


When pastors fail

  I'm over at A Deeper Story today writing about an issue that continues to come close to my life: Can we protect our pastors from shame and ministry-destroying failure? Is it possible that we--their congregation, the people they lead--have a role to play in creating space for them to be ...

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Talking “Small Talk” with Amy Julia Becker (and a giveaway!)

  Amy Julia Becker is one of my favorite Christian women voices out there. I appreciate her commitment to excellent writing, both on her blog and in her books. If you haven't yet read A Good and Perfect Gift, go to Amazon and snag it. It's lovely. I'm so happy to have her here with us today ...


I’m pregnant! (And…some thoughts on that.)

Yes, that’s me! Like, yesterday. I’m seventeen weeks pregnant. Baby number 3 will making its way into the world this April. Can you believe that? Me neither. I was going to tell you weeks ago but I didn’t. And I’m still trying to make sense of why. Of course, I know why I kept it quiet ...