One of my favorite parts about summer is Pierce being home in the mornings. Normally he's already out the door and in his classroom before my alarm even goes off. But during the summer, we get to spend the mornings together, part of which includes praying and reading the Bible (usually on our back porch … Continue reading Keep knocking.
The Internet is buzzing about Simone Biles. And while her decision to press pause on competing in the Olympics speaks volumes about the importance of mental health and self-care and so much else, there was one thing that really stood out to me about this historic moment: the strength it takes to say no and … Continue reading Say no (and mean it)
A few weeks back, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church ordained three women, despite the SBC’s official position against women’s ordination. Predictably so, the Internet exploded. It seemed like half the church was celebrating this momentous occasion while the other half was up in arms. The topic of women’s ordination has been a defining debate in the … Continue reading What we’re missing in the female ordination debate is Jesus.
“Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping...” - Matthew 26:40 I’ve heard a lot of people use the phrase “every step an arrival.” As I watched the Derek Chauvin trial yesterday, and ultimately saw the verdict rendered, this phrase popped into my mind. But to my white brothers and sisters in particular, … Continue reading A step, not an arrival.
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. For as long as I could remember, I would wake up to the smell of breakfast casserole and the sound of the Easter Song by Keith Green blaring through the house. To this day, I still play the song every Easter for nostalgia’s sake and because I absolutely … Continue reading Easter weekend reflections
Rest is good. My last photo on Instagram is captioned as such. My husband and I had escaped to the beach for a few days (with our dog of course) after a relentlessly busy work season and were committed to just slowing down. But even after I posted a picture of us on a windy … Continue reading Rest is good.
A brief response to the Atlanta shootings. The night of the Atlanta shootings, I had a nightmare I was involved in a mass shooting. I was huddled under a chair, hearing shots ring out around me, when I woke up in a panicky but grateful sweat. It took a long time before my husband was … Continue reading Jesus wept.
Christian Nationalism misrepresents Christ and Christianity. I had a moment of reckoning with my road rage when my church handed out bumper stickers with their name and logo on them this past fall. As silly as it may seem, having that bumper sticker on my car is a weird reminder that I’m no longer just … Continue reading Citizens of Heaven, part 2
Confession: I love The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. In my opinion, there’s no better way to end a stressful Monday than by texting my sister, mom and girlfriends as we dissect every ounce of drama that goes down all in the name of finding love. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, the drama … Continue reading What The Bachelor Taught Me About Cancel Culture
Understanding Christian Nationalism Slowly over the last several years and heightened in the last several weeks, we’ve seen the phrase “Christian Nationalism” crop up. While undertones of Christian nationalism have always been in existence, it seems like it’s been percolating more than usual in recent history and then exploded in the wake of Joe Biden’s … Continue reading Citizens of Heaven, part 1