Rescuing the Story of God

If you were to ask my kids what I was like as a mom, I’m sure they would have a number of both good and not so good things to say (after all, I’m not perfect and they are in their 20’s and figuring out who they are because of and in spite of their… Continue reading Rescuing the Story of God

The Imagery of Sacrifice

If I were to ask you the first thing that came to mind when I said the word “sacrifice” – what would you say? Time? Money? Something someone does when they set aside something they really wanted to do? or maybe something more sinister based on a variety of shows out nowadays? It can be… Continue reading The Imagery of Sacrifice

When you grieve what’s going on a world away

My heart has been so heavy lately, for two things that I know have been all over the news. For the people of Haiti and the region where I have Haitian friends, Haitian families and pastors that have been impacted by the earthquake and heavy rain. For the families whose houses were devastated and now… Continue reading When you grieve what’s going on a world away

A lesson from high country wildflowers

I am house sitting at a beautiful home this week, and although I am working from here its like a bit of a retreat for me, really. Peaceful, surrounded by mountains, trails near the river to walk, places to ride. I love it. One of my duties (in addition to taking care of the cat)… Continue reading A lesson from high country wildflowers

The creativity of “calling”

Early in my years as an evangelical Christian, the idea of calling was huge. Every question, every prayer, everything it seemed was designed to make sure that we, as college students, were seeking to follow God’s “call” on our life. It was if there was one thing and if you missed it, you were destined… Continue reading The creativity of “calling”

Another version of the road less traveled

As much as I love to hike locally, hiking in Boulder is a “get out early or deal with crowds” type of hike. There are usually a lot of people out on the trails – and for good reason! The view is great, you can find trails of any level, and … well, it’s Colorado.… Continue reading Another version of the road less traveled

Can we let them represent?

A friend of mine and her husband do something really cute. Each year, they get one of those small square flip calendars that has one page for each day, showing what day it is to celebrate. Like National Chocolate Chip Cookie day, or National Ballet Day or National Sock Day. Then they do just about… Continue reading Can we let them represent?

Me & Peter have more in common than I’d like to admit

What comes to mind for you when you think of Peter in the Bible? His denial of Jesus after he swore he would never leave, even after Jesus predicted it? Jesus forgiving and calling Peter to take care of and feed his sheep, after his resurrection? His first “sermon” proclaiming God’s fulfillment to his people,… Continue reading Me & Peter have more in common than I’d like to admit

Pride month gets personal

June is pride month, and I realize its been two years since I posted anything specifically on this topic. Granted, this time last year I was getting ready for my own wedding so my mind was just a BIT pre-occupied…. This year though, I’ve been a bit more thoughtful of what I wanted to post.… Continue reading Pride month gets personal