Family life · Lists

5 Reasons to Make Peace With the Mommy Swimsuit

There’s a hilarious and right-up-to-the-line of inappropriate viral video about moms and swimsuits out there this week. It’s hilarious because it is true.  Most swimsuits out there just aren’t designed for a normal mom who wants to have a normal day at the beach (i.e., swimming, chasing kids, fixing lunches, changing diapers, moving around and not…… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Make Peace With the Mommy Swimsuit

Christian reflections

Essential Friendship * 10 Minute Devotional

The knock at the door was followed immediately by a yell. “I have a smoothie for you!” My friend Katie was at my seminary apartment uninvited. Again. Katie always seemed to forget that I’m an introvert. (Pretty sure that “introvert” is just Latin for “call before you come over.”) She handed me a blueberry-yogurt-pineapple concoction…… Continue reading Essential Friendship * 10 Minute Devotional

Lists · women

5 Good Reads for Holy Week

Looking for some food for thought this Holy Week? Check out these five good reads. (And don’t look now, but these are all written by women. Brilliant, theologically minded women. Pretty sure Jesus is smiling about that one.) Fleming Rutledge’s “Redeemed by Death and Resurrection,” an excerpt from her book, The Crucifixion. “A declaration of amnesty…… Continue reading 5 Good Reads for Holy Week

Christian reflections · Lists

10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Being a Pastor

As told with a little help from the brilliant 1996 movie That Thing You Do… When you first announce you’re headed to seminary, your friends are like, “Well, if you want to make a lot of money, you probably shouldn’t be a pastor.” 2. You spend your seminary years in a library and you’re all: 3. Then…… Continue reading 10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Being a Pastor

Family life

5 New Years’ Resolutions I’m Not Making (and What I’m Doing Instead)

1. Eat Less Sugar  Yeah. I have a sweet tooth. Or maybe I have only sweet teeth. Since Diabetes runs in my family, it’s high time I got a bit of a handle on my Icees-and-Swedish-Fish obsession. (I have the palate of an eight-year-old. Don’t judge.) But here’s the thing: choosing to restrict something usually just makes me…… Continue reading 5 New Years’ Resolutions I’m Not Making (and What I’m Doing Instead)

Christian reflections · Family life · women

Holy Labor * Book Review & Giveaway!

I remember laying on the floor of my (Christian) college dorm lamenting the curse of Eve. “Why did she have to eat that stupid apple?” I wailed. It was that-time-of-the-month and I was wracked with cramps and bubbling with angst. Women often joke about the difficulties our fair sex faces, childbirth chief among them. We expect pain,…… Continue reading Holy Labor * Book Review & Giveaway!