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My Top 10 Posts of 2013

Yesterday, I was packing my house and organizing kid drawings I wanted to remember and I marked a folder "2013-2014" and promptly scratched it out, thinking how dumb I was to mark the folder a year ahead. Then I realized, Nope. I'm not a year ahead. I'm now. You guys. It's now. It's 2014. So, without further ado, my top ten ...

It's not a sin to doubt. Doubt is valued in scripture. But that doubt is always directed toward God in prayer. We are not expected to have perfect faith but we are expected to live as if we do. Of course we are imperfect, we are sinners. Faith isn't not having doubt, it's living in the reality of belief. My generation ...

Our Budding Vegetarians and Fruitarians: How do we help our kids develop convictions?

It's Vlog Time! Today Cara and I are talking about how we can help our kids develop conviction and still not let them run the show at the dinner table... [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wINeNhFJ0mM[/youtube]   What do you think? How do you present options to your kids without crushing their little tiny ...

An Invitation to Astonishment

Catching up (A Thankful Tuesday post, of sorts)

I've missed you people. I've missed you so much that I'm just writing a little catch-up hello in between my serious writing ventures today. As I write this, the wind is howling outside my window and Twitter is alive with prayers and fears for Boston. I have a family friend who was in the crowd. I had just seen her Instagram ...

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 the world, to see life through another's eyes. The beautiful thing about Jesus is that he is always asking us to challenge our own assumptions, to see the world with the eyes of mercy and justice ...

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 these missing months, the treasures gleaned, the gift of the writing-silence, and why it was hard. But, for now, I'm just poking my head out to say hello, and share with you a little piece that ...