I know the holidays are mixed with emotions for most of us. Multiple voices challenge even why and how we celebrate Christmas. Yes it was initially a pagan holiday celebrating the sun, but was revamped as a holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus by the Church in Rome. I know there wasn’t anything as… Continue reading As we head into December…
Happy July 4th! This is the first year I have ever had two sets of fireworks. One last night and another tonight. I’ll take em! Today has been relaxing (one of the perks of working for a bank is that you get holidays like this off. I can’t complain). So I went on a nice… Continue reading Independence Day
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I rarely post pictures of myself, but I couldn’t not post this one. My folks just recently relocated to Colorado Springs, so we have had more time together the past month than we have probably the past few years combined. It’s been fun! It’s also been a privilege to help them get… Continue reading The old is gone, the new is come!
Gosh, I can’t believe its been over a month since I have posted anything. I haven’t been very “inspired” if you will, or thinking very deeply I guess. I miss that. But, life keeps going whether we dwell in the deep things or not, doesn’t it? As of tomorrow, I can rest. I know that… Continue reading It’s nearly December???
In my Old Testament class this semester, we have been reading through Kings, Chronicles, Daniel, and Esther. Great books, and I am learning so much of how to read them that I never knew before (like did you ever notice that lots of people are eaten by lions… which is kingly imagery…and the author uses… Continue reading When there is no prophet
Back in my early days as a believer, I read the book “Hinds Feet on High Places” by Hannah Hurnard. An allegorical story of a young woman and her journey of faith, it is a story that reminds us that, as believers, our journey to maturity in faith is often accompanied by sorry and suffering… Continue reading Rocky places
I have this little post-it note sitting on my standing desk beneath my monitor, mainly so that I can see it front and center. Right now, it’s about as close as I am going to get to God hand-writing a note to me… but lately it’s something I have needed to remind myself of more… Continue reading Who does your thinking?
My family, we have this crazy tradition. Jon and I started it when we were dating, and it has only continued as the years went by. The general rule is this: If you spend Easter with us, you are going to end up having blue lips, and you are going to have your picture taken!… Continue reading Finding Family
This past Tuesday I had the chance to see Rend Collective at a church about an hour from our house. I can confidently say I have never been invited by the lead singer to join the band in an Irish jigg – but something about a guy with an Irish accent that has a lot… Continue reading A Unique Song
In my last post I shared some of my journey of how I went from being afraid to being affirming. Although I am not sure how many will be in this series, I still have a few trailing things I’d like to share, so I’m not quite done yet. In many ways, where I have… Continue reading Part 2: Caught in the Middle