But yet, whenever we drove into town, to church or to school, I was drawn to those fields we passed in which a lone tree stood, firm and spreading in the center of the flat space. There was usually just one tree and although the farmland engulfed everything around it, the tree was often strong and substantial in size.… Read More Independence or God’s Mercy; How a Childhood Longing Revealed What I Value
When scripture says God so loved the world, it doesn’t mean he loves only the wealthy or the male or the American or the white skinned or the baby after a certain stage of development or the heterosexual person or the citizen or the people who contribute financially/are beneficial to society.… Read More When the Bible Says “For God so Loved the World,” It Doesn’t Mean…
Today I’m on the Mom Inspired Show where I share about my mama-hood journey, and the joys, heartbreaks and challenges that come with it. Take a listen! You can find the interview here.
Today I am guest blogging over at Her Kind of Brave where I write about my take on what it means to be brave. Some of the best life lessons come from teachers who are half your size. It’s one of the wonders of parenthood. You can find my piece here: When Bravery Means Moving… Read More Find Me Today…
A longing to be seen.
A longing to be free.
The guttural cry of her spirit-
To return to the garden,
naked before shame.… Read More My Wrestle with Shame
We were never meant to be hardened creatures, simplified reminders of the despair in the world. We were sculpted, with all our complexities, to be living, moving images of the beautiful God who made us…… Read More When You Feel Like a Monument to Your Pain
She was sitting, hunched in the corner near the trampoline. The two little girls in her charge were jumping and playing. Obvious to any observer, she was angry and in a bad mood.… Read More Empathy: How an Angry Woman Reminded Me About Its’ Importance