A Turn on the Mat: The Gift of Weakness in the Community of Faith

I’m an introvert. In my lowest seasons of fatigue, fear, and spiritual wandering I curl up in my shell like a hermit crab and wait for the noise outside to die down. For everyone and everything to just go away. My best friends are those who continually reach out to me, who load me on … More A Turn on the Mat: The Gift of Weakness in the Community of Faith

Want Some Free Books? You’ve Come to the Right Place

In honor of Mother’s Day and all you folks out there who are moms, have moms, or know a mom or two (everyone covered? perf!), I’m doing a big giveaway. Huge-mongous, even. You can win a copy of each of the four lovely, amazing, encouraging, soul-lifting books:     I’ll send ’em right to your … More Want Some Free Books? You’ve Come to the Right Place

Death, Good Friday, and All the Feels

I spent time as a hospital chaplain-in-training while in seminary, and I was blessed with this incredibly thoughtful supervisor named Eileen. She served as a chaplain for decades, and had an unsettling amount of wisdom, strength, and gravitas for someone who wore flared skirts and flowered cardigans. During our weekly supervisory meetings I would inevitably start crying … More Death, Good Friday, and All the Feels