Christian reflections · Lists

Your Grief, as Unique as Your Loss

I’m excited to be featured over at Chronically Whole today, with a post on the uniqueness of grief. Thanks to Stacey Philpot for hosting me! Your Grief Journey, as Unique as Your Loss At the ripe old age of 34, I’ve been to more funerals than most people my age. Some I’ve attended as a friend or…… Continue reading Your Grief, as Unique as Your Loss

Christian reflections · Family life

Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

Today I’m excited to welcome guest blogger Dana Herndon, writer at An Ordinary View, middle school teacher, and mother of three. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) This is one of my favorite verses. A simple, yet complex explanation of faith. Because that is how faith…… Continue reading Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

Advent Devotional

Water, Fear, and a Way Through * Advent Devotional

My little sister, Caitlyn, is hilarious and brilliant and far more hardcore than I’ll ever be. Two weeks ago she went deer hunting while nine months pregnant because “It’s deer season, and it’s not like I’m going to wait all the way until next year.” Five days later she gave birth to her fourth baby. Like…… Continue reading Water, Fear, and a Way Through * Advent Devotional

Advent Devotional · Christian reflections

Listening is a Skill * Advent Devotional

Today it’s my privilege to introduce you to my friend Jim Ozee. Jim is an elder in the church I once pastored in south-central Wisconsin, a man who loves Jesus deeply, and an all around good guy, despite his passion for the Cardinals.  Isa 30:15 (NIV) This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of…… Continue reading Listening is a Skill * Advent Devotional

Advent Devotional · Christian reflections · Family life

Silent Nights * Advent Devotional

Welcome to my friend Kristine Aragon-Bruce (hi, Kristine!). Kristine is a mom, a displaced West-Coaster, and a pastor in a PC(USA) church in Chicagoland. She has a killer sense 0f humor and writes from the heart. Enjoy her devotional!  Isaiah 9:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a…… Continue reading Silent Nights * Advent Devotional

Christian reflections · Family life · women

10 Ways for Marrieds to Encourage Singles

This guest post was written by the awesome and brilliant Anna Thelen. Check out her doula and birth photography site Because of Joy, especially if you live in Chicagoland. (I can vouch for her doula skills firsthand, as she helped us bring our firstborn into the world!) Include us Bring us into your life, your family, your marriage.…… Continue reading 10 Ways for Marrieds to Encourage Singles