Our Valentine's Day looked a little bit different this year - it was a little harder this year, because loving each other deeply has included a lot of falling down. Getting scraped up. Feeling our own and each other's brokenness so heavily. It has meant quitting a job in order to check into rehab, moving … Continue reading Love Without a Parachute
I once lived a really simple, privileged life. And then I turned 22 and everyone started dying, my health went to shit, and I found out that my husband of three months is addicted to drugs. Ok, it's not really that bad. Except maybe it kind of is that bad, because all of those statements … Continue reading An Open Invitation
To those who fill my life to the brim and point me back to goodness and joy, this is a big THANK YOU tribute for your beautiful lives and the many gifts of friendship. Cheers to 24 years of learning and loving and to the people who have been teaching me how to live a wholehearted … Continue reading 24 Lessons in 24 Years
It's been awhile; neglecting to put pen to page, my internal balance has been out of whack. Without the crafting of words to recenter myself, to learn myself as I see what and how the words come together, I've felt a little lost, as if walking through the woods at midnight without a lantern to … Continue reading Why I Write – Another Take
The dehydrated ground, with cracked skin begging for water, crumbled beneath our feet. With each step that skin turned to dust, until we reached the gathering of chairs, friends, flannels, blankets, tin mugs full of coffee, and a guitar. My dear friend settled into her chair as I nestled into a blanket on the dry ground, just … Continue reading Abundant Life in the Valley of Death
Have you ever been reading those Bible verses about the rich and the first image that comes to mind is that million dollar home along the coast? Or when you read in Matthew 19 that it is "easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to … Continue reading Is There Poverty in Riches?
To my evangelical brothers and sisters, when did we start demonizing the immigrants and refugees? When did we stop seeing them as people and deem their lament over separated families and violent homelands insignificant? When did our allegiance to our political parties outweigh our allegiance to Jesus? When did we become the hypocrites who praise … Continue reading Are We Banning Jesus?