Walking with God

Yesterday I went for a walk. It's nothing new. In fact, my neighbors often joke that I probably know everything that's going on at all times because I am always out walking. It gives me a chance to breathe, to get outside, and to just slow down for a few minutes... for someone with anxiety,... Continue Reading →

Soli Deo Gloria: It Changes Everything

Soli Deo Gloria. When I told friends I was getting a tattoo, and that it'd be one of the Solas of the Protestant Reformation, I had lots of questions. Some of my more formally-trained-in-seminary friends made a few jokes about signing my arm with Martin Luther's Sola. Lots of people asked what it meant. And... Continue Reading →

Control vs. Rest

Summer break is upon us: for some of us it's underway, for some of our kiddos we are in the final hours of throwing together last minute projects, remembering things like field day the day of the actual field day while we throw beach towels and water bottles at our kids as they run out... Continue Reading →

God is Good: All the Time.

I know, I know. If you've grown up in church, you know the deal. "God is Good" is meant to be followed up with "All the Time." We say it a lot, almost habitually. And yet... I think we sometimes forget what that means, what hope it gives, and why it matters (all the time... Continue Reading →

Hope in Grief: Loving in Hurt

It's interesting. So many of us hoped for a new start in 2021... something different than 2020. In our community, our very near community, it has definitely been different, though not in the way we hoped. On January 6, John and I watched the news covertly - DC is our semi/upcoming home and it's not... Continue Reading →

Edge of my Seat

Here it is. We've said goodbye to 2020. And we're ushering in a new year. While we've all made lots of comments and jokes about not being so sad to see 2020 go, I don't think any of us expects a new world when we walk out our doors during this first week of 2021.... Continue Reading →

2021: Stepping in Quietly

Maybe you've seen it too, but this week, a rapidly spreading meme caught my attention and made me chuckle. "No one claim 2021 as your year," it says. "We're going to step in real quietly. Don't make any noise. Don't. Touch. Anything." I laughed and shared it with a few friends. But, I haven't been... Continue Reading →

Advent 2020: Craving Hope

We all know the drill. It's not "culturally acceptable" to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving happens. We all roll our eyes when the trees come out in department stores before summer ends. We make jokes about skipping other holidays. While some of us wait with baited breath to press play on our Christmas playlists (minus... Continue Reading →

Digging Deep: Planning for Winter

Unlike my extra-extroverted husband, I am not someone who thrives in loud, busy spaces. I enjoy time to think. Quiet. The sounds of nature (if an ocean is involved in that sound, even better!). I don't need to be surrounded by a bunch of friends - though I keep a small, tight group especially close... Continue Reading →

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