5 things for 5 years: the weight of a name

We just celebrated our anniversary this July. I can hardly believe it’s been five years; five full years that feel overflowing with the hard and good, grace and suffering, joy and grief, dreams buried and dreams come true. Five years feels significant in a way I wanted to celebrate and reflect on. I love lists,…

what I’ve been reading: Courage, Dear Heart

“Christ is strong enough for your fear too, so if you feel weak right now, I hope you won’t be ashamed of your weakness. Life can be scary, especially if you love big, and it can be difficult to see how frightening times will ever be purposeful. The dialogue surrounding fear in some religious communities…

the spiritual discipline of a sandwich.

This is one of my spiritual disciplines right now- eating a real lunch. I’m not sure when it happened but somewhere in the transition to two children, I stopped making myself eat a real lunch. I’d still eat something, but it was more snacking than anything. I was making do with a quick bite or…

5 things for 5 years: married to my friend

We just celebrated our anniversary this July. I can hardly believe it’s been five years; five full years that feel overflowing with the hard and good, grace and suffering, joy and grief, dreams buried and dreams come true. Five years feels significant in a way I wanted to celebrate and reflect on. I love lists,…

what I’ve been reading: the eternal current

If you’re someone who feels disequilibrium with the church as an institution, or if you’re wondering why you feel burned out from church activities, this is the book for you. If you still desire to grow with other people who love Jesus and want to experience more of the Kingdom of God, this is the…

what feels unproductive.

“What feels unproductive, is in fact, part of the work. Contemplation is a necessary part of the creative process. How can one write about what one hasn’t considered?” –Kris Camealy (from her recent July newsletter, which I highly recommend signing up for.) I’m working to trust the truth of these words today. With an exhausting…