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
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
Who will save us if we don’t keep striving–and quickly?
Why it matters that we are not our own.
Lessons on neighborliness from the God who moves right in with us
A day worth celebrating
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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…… Continue reading Merry Christmas, Friends