“Being outside in the elements brought Advent into focus for me.” * An Advent reflection on hunger by Anna Woofenden … More Hunger * An Advent Reflection
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
Lent starts this Wednesday. Are you ready? … More So You Want to Give Something Up for Lent?
Need permission to put on your pajamas at 8pm? You got it. … More Raise Your Hand if You’re Bad at New Year’s Eve
As I rock our wee baby into the wee hours, I’ve had a simple chorus ringing in my mind: Truly He taught us to love one another His law is love and His gospel is peace Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother And in His name, all oppression shall cease Sweet … More Merry Christmas, Friends
A heartening lesson from the one who went before us. … More Seen, Heard, and Understood
Gifts to give that won’t add to the mess. … More An Uncluttered Holiday Gift Guide
36 Things I Want to Learn the Year I Turn 36 … More Happy Birthday (to me)!
As of this Saturday, Daryl and I will have been married for eleven years. 132 months. 4015 days. 96,360 minutes. (Anyone else getting “Seasons of Love” stuck in their heads right about now?) It’s been an incredible ride. I could write out all the clichés that are somehow true (I love him more today than … More 11 Things No One Told Me About Marriage
Because nothing says, “Happy New Year!” like a pile of great books. … More 5 Great Reads for 2018