I am not a fan of my slowing metabolism or my achy joints, but I adore my wrinkles. I think the gray specks in my husband’s hair and the crinkles at the edges of his blue eyes make him more handsome now than when we met. This picture is one of my favorites, not despite… Read More The Older I Get….
I am weirdly at peace with my tiny church in a world that only celebrates the skinny jeaned booming success stories.… Read More Introduction to the Disillusioned Church Planter
I was pregnant at my college graduation ceremony. I knew I wasn’t ready, but Kaleb arrived to rock our world in the best way possible. We were young and dumb. We didn’t have time to establish careers or learn how to live independently. Ready or not, we were parents. We were suddenly deep in a… Read More Before I Was Ready
Ministry and marriage aren’t always sexy. They require grit, commitment, and a deep knowledge of God’s control. … Read More When Planting Isn’t Sexy
I am devastated. Okay, that might be a touch melodramatic, but I am seriously bummed. I applied for a job I really wanted, and I found out after work yesterday that I didn’t make it past the first round interview. Now I’m sitting here wondering what to do with myself. Do I lick my wounds,… Read More Desert (and Dessert) Seasons
In these days, I have watched her continue to push, wiggle, and strive to get to things that we have fought to protect her from. I have been relieved for the battle to end, and sorrowed at the fact we are are both losing. … Read More As She Goes
Following God isn’t about living a perfect life. It is about following Christ’s example of not striving to be first and caring for others.… Read More John 21: Feed My Sheep
God understands our doubts, and he loves us enough to show us who he is again and again. … Read More John 20: Right Where You Are
God is not concerned with whether or not we have the right lineage or education. He wants us all to experience the truth of who he is.… Read More John 19: What I Have Written
We live in a world which truth is very unclear and often seems to be in flux. Yet people need something unmutable they can hold on to. … Read More John 18: What is Truth?