I am one of those people who find it hard to have the right words in any given moment. Whether is knowing how to come back with a funny response to a joke, a snarky reply to a passive aggressive jab, or the right response when something unfathomable happens… I just go silent… and I… Continue reading When you don’t have words
Just a little discontent
So I’m going to be honest about something. There are days when I look back on my faith even a few years ago, and I wonder if I had a polly-anna view of life? I have always been someone who can see the bright side of things, have hope when all seems lost, and find… Continue reading Just a little discontent
The Gospel and the Sunrise
[Hi all… This weekend I am stuck inside with a bout of food poisoning (ugh) – so pulling one out of the archives that I never posted.] When we first started visiting the church we went to in Illinois, our pastor would ask a question: What if the gospel was meant to be more like… Continue reading The Gospel and the Sunrise
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
A Unique Song
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
Part 2: Caught in the Middle
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
Part 1: From Afraid to Affirming – my journey
Deconstruction is a word that, whether read in someone’s story or mentioned in a conversation over a meal, there is a mental sigh that I sit into, thinking “ah… you too, huh?” Although it takes on different forms and may land people in different places, it most always involves some sort of re-evaluating of the… Continue reading Part 1: From Afraid to Affirming – my journey
What is freedom?
My new routine in the morning has me up, pets fed and out, by about 5:15 in the morning. Still dark, and pretty cold in the lower level of the house, I then like to curl up in a really fuzzy blanket, hop on the couch, and pray for a bit to start my day.… Continue reading What is freedom?
Parties in heaven?
The other night we watched a movie that, to many, may have not seemed that engaging. It took a while for some of the plot to develop and get the back story of the characters, but it was endearing enough for me to keep watching. The title? Gifted. It’s a story about a young man… Continue reading Parties in heaven?