A Time to Speak

*As promised, this is the conclusion to the blog post I wrote last week. Fair warning: it’s lengthy. But I hope you’ll read every word. I believe it’s vital to both the struggles we face in the midst of ongoing cultural issues of today, answering some questions you...

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If Jesus Just Has You (An Open Letter to the Remnant)

  It feels to me much like that holy moment when I am walking up to the stage to give a eulogy for a dear friend once, awkward and slightly raw and yet suddenly in front of a microphone and expected to say something that could help some burdened hearts and...

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Here’s What We Tell the Kids

Put Your Warrior Boots On, April 2017, Acknowledgments… G, M, and S: My darlings, Jesus is the only thing in life. That’s all I can tell you. You’ll need these warrior boots, more than you may now know. Never forget to put them on or that your mom loves you, forever....

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Controversy and What The Church Does Next

*Disclaimer: I approach this post with great love, thought, prayer and under the accountability of II Corinthians 5:14: “Whatever we do, it is because Christ’s love controls us.” p.s. It’s a longer post than normal. But I ask you to read every word. There’s been a lot...

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When Things Don’t Work Out

Coming up with good words after you’ve given your brain a month off is a little like trying to get the ketchup to come out of the bottle for the first time: it’s all in there, but it takes some maneuvering to set it loose. That’s where I am this morning. I read two...

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When It’s Time for a Social Media Break

I come to you in this post, both sure and unsure. I come to you with a healthy heart and a weary one, at the same time, if that's possible. For weeks, maybe months, I've been saying to myself and everyone else I'm ok I'm ok I'm ok but in the past few days I have come...

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In Case You’re Fresh Out of Amazing

If this title resonates with you, we are kindred. I remember the first time my friend, Stacey Thacker, told me about her new book and what it would be called. Immediately, my load felt lighter. Someone had seen my life and understood. I had the privilege to receive an...

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I’m Tired of Christian Cute

Every now and then I write something that threatens to make me unpopular and marginalized. Turns out Jesus freaks are annoying. Sigh. It's true. The last thing I want to be in this post is divisive to the wonderful, flawed body of Christ or self-focused and whiny...so...

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One Way You (YES, YOU) Can Make the World Better Today

If I may, first…this post is about taking time to care about people, not a persuasion piece against boundaries/saying no or intended to guilt recovering people pleasers into regret over necessary life adjustments they have made. If you struggle with boundaries, please...

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