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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 Found.  Here's a little snippet of that interview. I'd love for you to head over there and take a moment to read it. [caption id="attachment_9626" align="aligncenter" width="786"] The ...

Second Simplicity (sharing my story at Amy Peterson’s blog)

  Amy Peterson is a kindred soul out here in the internet, and I'm grateful she invited me to be part of a series of guest posts she's hosting on the growing up of faith. I was invited to share a moment in my life when my confident answers turned to questions, when I moved from naive faith to something richer. ...

An Invitation to Make Vows, Imperfectly

    This past Sunday I was ordained an elder in my church. Though it’s the first time I’ve mentioned it here, the process of becoming an elder has been a year in the making. I’ve been training and praying about this decision since last September. I could talk about what led me to this point: how ...

some FOUND outtakes, vol. 6

Mid-May - Sunday after Ascension Day “To embrace the Ascension is to heave a sigh of relief, to give up the struggle to be God (and with it the inevitable despair at our constant failure), and to enjoy our status as creatures: image-bearing creatures, but creatures nonetheless.” -NT Wright It’s the Sunday ...

Invitation: One Word for 2014

  There’s a scene in my book where I’m praying with my spiritual director, Debby. She asks me to sit quietly with God, and eventually, after minutes of silence, instructs me to ask God for one word. One word. That day, I sat on her floral loveseat begging my brain and my soul to stop fighting it out for one second ...

Light Your Candles Quietly: Keeping Advent with Mary, Vol. 3 (A Repost)

[caption id="attachment_6870" align="aligncenter" width="640"] "Light your candles quietly, such candles as you possess, wherever you are" -Alfred Delp[/caption] Note: This was first published last Advent, following the shootings in Newtown... Vol. 3 - Defiantly Demanding Redemption “In sober fact there is little romance ...

One Good Phrase: Katie Noah Gibson (With all kinds of doubts)

I first bonded with Katie Noah Gibson over our similar lives, both West Texas girls who found ourselves on the East coast, navigating the giant cultural gap between the two. I think her words today were just for me. And I think they might be just for you too.   For a lifelong reader, I came late to the work of ...