A man stopped by my church a few months ago ago. We didn’t know him and he didn’t know us. He came in and simply said, “I’m a Christian and I don’t need anything from you except this: would you pray for me?” I offered to pray with him right then and there, but he said he…… Continue reading Why Not Ask? * 10 Minute Devotional
You guys, I’ve never met Aubry Smith but we are friends. How can you NOT be friends with someone who has traveled halfway around the world to serve and educate pregnant and postpartum women AND written an awesome book about God’s role in childbirth? So pleased to be able to share her brilliant and beautiful…… Continue reading Advent for the Outsider * Advent Devotional
When my sister had her third baby a few years ago, we got the text in the wee hours of the morning. “It’s a boy!” it read. “Everyone is healthy.” I rolled over in bed and tapped my husband’s shoulder. “Cait had her baby!” I whispered. “I’m going!” “Oh good,” he murmured groggily. “Wait, going…… Continue reading Holy Family * Advent Devotional
The world is filled with impossibilities. Peace between neighbors. A cure for a chronic illness. Trying to get parking at the mall the Saturday before Christmas. Don’t even get me started on getting our preschooler from the house to the car in less than eighteen minutes. Yet God traffics in the mysterious, the difficult, the…… Continue reading How Will This Be? * Advent Devotional
Short Scripture readings for wiggly kiddos.
In seminary I was just an hour’s train ride from Manhattan. Upon hearing this, when my little sister came to visit, she insisted that we go into the city for an adventure. We loaded up all our tourist gear (huge cameras, ridiculous sandals, cross-body bags… yeah, we were stylin’) and hopped on the Staten Island Ferry.…… Continue reading Pesto, Hamlet, Desperation, and Love * 10 Minute Devotional
Our firstborn has been learning that sometimes when things break they can’t be fixed. He’ll bring a toy to Daryl or me with a quivering lip and ask us to fix it. Most of the time we can—between duct tape and super glue and a screwdriver, most toys will go back together. But sometimes they won’t.…… Continue reading If God is For Us * 10 Minute Devotional