Love, conflict, and the grace of pressing on
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…… Continue reading A Turn on the Mat: The Gift of Weakness in the Community of Faith
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…… Continue reading Want Some Free Books? You’ve Come to the Right Place
Almost Holy comes into the world on June 3, less than a month from today! In honor of Mother’s Day and all moms everywhere, I wanted to share the first chapter of the book with you today. From my heart to yours. Happy Mother’s Day! Almost Holy Mama: Life-Giving Spiritual Practices for Weary Parents Chapter 1…… Continue reading A Mother’s Day Gift for You
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…… Continue reading Death, Good Friday, and All the Feels
Book. Launch. News.
Who will save us if we don’t keep striving–and quickly?
Lent starts this Wednesday. Are you ready?
Why it matters that we are not our own.
Trusting God when the edge of newness is near.