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Cultivate: Choosing Love & Humility Over Rightness, or When Resurrection is Our Story

I could say that my silence here has been because I’ve been “busy.” And that would be true, at least partially. Busy covers a multitude of realities, doesn’t it? But if I want to be honest about the past few weeks of my life, I have to tell you that I am in the midst of a tumultuous season, a time that has felt ...

My interview with Keri Wyatt Kent, Part 2

[caption id="attachment_9757" align="aligncenter" width="709"] If our ordinary moments don’t matter to God, then why are we here? Of course they matter. The spiritual work is simply recognizing.[/caption]   Today Part 2 of my interview with Keri Wyatt Kent is up at her site. And she's giving away a copy of my ...

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 ...

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 the first trimester. The ...

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 ...

An invitation to grow up into grace

  Listen, I have a gift. I can make up some killer preschool songs. Like, if you’re a three-year-old who lives in my house and you say to me, “Mommy, sing a song about “ooogly wally offos in my socks,” I may actually belt a song that goes:   There are Ooogly Wally Offos in my socks! Not in my ...

An Invitation to be Restored

On Sunday my pastor preached on the passage of Peter’s denial of Jesus from John 18. And he said something that I’ve never once considered when I’ve looked at this particular part of the crucifixion story. It makes no logical sense to include this story of Peter’s failure. After all, the book of John was ...