Christian reflections · Family life

The Impossible God * 10 Minute Devotional

We read a children’s Bible to our 4-year-old every night before bed. He always asks a lot of questions, both because he’s genuinely interested, and because each question he asks allows him another minute or two of bedtime delay. A few nights ago we read the story of the Red Sea from Exodus 14 and 15. You…… Continue reading The Impossible God * 10 Minute Devotional

Christian reflections · Lists

10 Ways to Enter Into Holy Week

Holy Week’s a-comin’, friends. After basically missing the whole shebang last year due to a case of extremely overdue pregnant-itis, I’m stoked for this year. Holy Week, the high point in the church year that begins with Palm Sunday (April 9, this year) and ends on Easter Sunday (April 16), is the best.  If the church had a Super…… Continue reading 10 Ways to Enter Into Holy Week

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Again Tomorrow * 10 Minute Devotional

We went to the park last week and I totally forgot to bring snacks. Rule #1 of parenting is always have enough snacks. Always, always, alwaysalwaysalways. My firstborn asked for a snack and I suddenly realized I’d left the bag in our entryway at home. “I’m so sorry,” I told him. “The snacks are at…… Continue reading Again Tomorrow * 10 Minute Devotional

Advent Devotional

An Unconventional Christmas Eve * Advent Devotional

My sisters and I grew up attending Christmas Eve services at a rural evangelical church in the northern woods of Wisconsin. It was as picturesque as that sounds–snowy woods filled with evergreens and white-tailed deer and birch trees. After the services every kid was given a brown paper bag filled with candy and an orange, though…… Continue reading An Unconventional Christmas Eve * Advent Devotional

Advent Devotional

Advent for the Outsider * Advent 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

Advent Devotional

Holy Family * 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