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Jesus in real life: A repost for Halloween

I wrote this post three years ago. And it remains one of those conversations with my son that I think about often. Especially at Halloween. Hope you don't mind my sharing it again... “Why is it called Halloween, Mom?” We’re driving to preschool. This is the time of day when August asks all the good ...

When God Meets Us in the Wilderness

My friend Amber Haines released her book Wild in the Hollow this past summer. That Amber Haines can write gorgeous sentences. And her book's theme of how our desires point to the kingdom we serve has challenged me to go back to another friend's book. Jen Pollock Michel's Teach Us to Want is about the theology of ...

Cultivate Space (for the Sweet Mercy)

  I've basically been gone from this blog for, um, around eight weeks. (Except for when I introduced you to my main squeeze, Ace.) Let’s call it a maternity leave. In my former blogging life I would have shed a lot of tears, frantically paced the floor over the amount of unwritten words, and internally ...

Jesus in Real Life (A Repost for All Saints Day)

“Why is it called Halloween, Mom?” We're driving to preschool. This is the time of day when August asks all the good questions. “Ummmm…” I say. I say that a lot. See the thing is he wants a real answer. He wants the history and the reasoning. If he knew the word ‘etymology,’ he’d want that too. I stop at ...

These Sacred Everydays

Last week marked our very last in the series {This Sacred Everyday}. I have loved this series. I've loved hearing other writers consider what makes their simple lives holy. I've loved being challenged by how beautiful the common tasks of living can be. Thanks for being part of this with me. I kicked off this series in ...

{This Sacred Everyday} Annie Barnett

Today is our last post in this beautiful collection of thoughts on what makes the mundane holy. I can't think of a better way to end our journey than to hear from Annie Barnett, my friend the writer and artist.  * I am an artist, and I see all life through this lens. All our days, we are making art: creating, with ...

{This Sacred Everyday} Amy Lepine Peterson

Amy Lepine Peterson is one of those kindreds I've found out there in the great big wide web. Every time I read her writing I'm moved or challenged or encouraged by our like-mindedness. I love having her here today. And it's an honor to share her with you.   Basket-Weaving At this point, I’m pretty sure ...