Encourager, Guide, Comforter… Doula? * 10 Minute Devotional

Our senior pastor preached a couple of weeks ago on the John 14 and the promise of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word used for the Spirit in this passage can be translated dozens of ways, from comforter to encourager to helper to guide. Dale Brunner translates it “true friend.” The NRSV and the NIV … More Encourager, Guide, Comforter… Doula? * 10 Minute Devotional

10 Things Not to Say to a Postpartum Mom (Greatest Hits)

The fam is taking a little breather from normal life this weekend. I’ll be back with a fresh post (by a great guest-writer!) tomorrow, but for today, please enjoy one of this blog’s greatest hits — also featured on Huffington Post! — from 2016. 10 Things Not to Say to a Postpartum Mom Postpartum women face … More 10 Things Not to Say to a Postpartum Mom (Greatest Hits)

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 … More 5 Reasons to Make Peace With the Mommy Swimsuit

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 … More Essential Friendship * 10 Minute Devotional