Family life · Lists

5 Survival Tips for When You’re Solo Parenting

Daryl traveled to a pastor’s conference a couple weeks ago. I was genuinely thrilled he was going – he hasn’t spent a night without the kids since before our second born arrived, and times of focused study, rest, and renewal are a gift. I was also terrified he was going. It would be me and…… Continue reading 5 Survival Tips for When You’re Solo Parenting

Christian reflections

Let Us Confess It * 10 Minute Devotional

On Monday I came home from a wonderful weekend at a Christian camp. My little boys and my husband and I got to worship in God’s beautiful creation, spend time in prayer, talk about what Jesus is doing in our midst. Instead of preaching, we received. Instead of leading, we rested. Instead of being “on,”…… Continue reading Let Us Confess It * 10 Minute Devotional

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

Personal, not Private * 10 Minute Devotional

UCC Pastor Lillian Daniel, co-author of An Odd and Wondrous Calling, wrote a Huffington Post piece that went viral a few years ago. In it she vented about her irritation with those who claim to be “spiritual but not religious.” Daniels writes: Being privately spiritual but not religious just doesn’t interest me. There is nothing challenging about having…… Continue reading Personal, not Private * 10 Minute Devotional

Christian reflections

It Matters to This One * 10 Minute Devotional

My childhood pastor once told our congregation the story of a man walking down a beach tossing starfish back into the water. If they stayed washed up on the beach they would dry out and die, so he tossed them back as he strolled along the ocean’s edge. The problem was that there were thousands of…… Continue reading It Matters to This One * 10 Minute Devotional