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Recent Articles


“The Case for an Early Christmas” – Christianity Today, 2018

What if Advent and Christmas didn’t have to be so separate?

“Seen, Heard, and Understood” – (in)courage, 2018

Heartening lessons from the one who went before us.

“Send in the Clowns” – Fathom Mag, 2018

It was her funeral, but was I more concerned with her propriety or my own?

“10 Breastfeeding Wardrobe Hacks” – MOPS International, 2018

How to feed the baby (in style!) without breaking the bank.

“Always Just Enough” – The Glorious Table, 2018

Finding the secret of contentment with a little help from The Greatest Showman.

“Tough and Lasting Kindness” – The Glorious Table, 2018

Childbirth, pain, anguish, and strength.

Quoted in “The Pay Gap is Worst for Pastor-Moms” – Christianity Today, 2017

“Ministry is a Team Sport” – Christianity Today, 2016

Because working for the Lord is never a zero-sum game.

“The Messy Drama and Trauma of New Life” – Christianity Today, 2016

“The body of Christ, broken for you” never made as much sense to me as it did after childbirth.

“10 Things Not to Say to a Postpartum Mom” – The Huffington Post, 2016

I mean, seriously.

“10 Foolproof Ways to Get Your Baby to Sleep” – The Huffington Post, 2016

A little laughter never hurts.

“10 Things Funerals Have Taught this Pastor” – The Mighty, 2016

Grief, mourning, and the particularities of lament.

“How Breastfeeding Brought Me Closer to God” – Christianity Today, 2013

Not everything needs to be hurried.

Sermons


“The Way, the Truth, the Life” – Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo, CA

“While We Were Enemies” – Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo, CA

“A Story of the Heart” – Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo, CA

“C-c-c-courage” – Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo, CA

“Be Still, Together” – First Presbyterian Church, Fullerton CA (audio only)

Top Blog Posts


I Hold You in My Heart, February 2016

What happens when a pastor leaves a church?

What Side Are You On? * 10 Minute Devotional, January 2017

Standing on the rock in divisive times.

10 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman, April 2016

Because, come ON, people!

10 Things Not to Say to a Postpartum Mom, June 2016

Remember the Thumper rule.

5 Things to Avoid in Your Blog Bio, April 2017

Please don’t tell me you like coffee.

10 Tips for Camping with Kids, May 2017

They’re gonna eat some dirt. The sooner you make your peace with that, the better.

The Ache of Marriage, January 2017

Because it isn’t all a honeymoon.

10 Signs You’re an Introvert, June 2017

If you need me, I’ll be in my house with my books.

10 Things No One Tells You About Breastfeeding, August 2016

Apparently turning into a human fountain is part of the deal?

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