Faith in the Unplanned Seasons

Faith in the Unplanned Seasons

Despite my best efforts, life doesn't always go as planned. Thankfully, I love and serve a God who is never surprised. Trusting, loving and praising Him in unplanned seasons is not easy. I'm working  on it, though. Here are a few of those stories: My Adult Temper Tantrums (Series Introduction) Faith in the Unplanned Seasons...Our Broken World Faith in the Unplanned Seasons...His Perfect Design I’d love to hear how you find faith in the unplanned seasons.Read more
Relaxation Meme

Relaxation Meme

I’ve been pondering a new-to-me word quite a bit lately. The word is “meme” (rhymes with team). Maybe you already know of this way of describing cultural ideas or phenomenon, but it’s a new idea to me. From the always helpful Wikipedia: A meme (/ˈmiːm/) is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. While genes transmit biological information, memes are said to transmit ideas and belief information. I’ve been on a bit of a meme-watch, looking for examples of memes in my life. There are plenty!…Read more
On Me, Terrorists, and Our Universal Need for Grace

On Me, Terrorists, and Our Universal Need for Grace

The blogosphere was abuzz last week with talk of the need for grace - on social media (check out this wonderful Joy Bennett post on Rachel Held Evans' blog) and beyond (and don’t miss this thought-provoking Alise Write piece). I'm honored to have played even a small part in a very important conversation with my call for a “grace revolution” last Wednesday. I really appreciate the thought-provoking questions people asked in both comments and emails to me. They each challenged me to think about the practical application of my call for grace. My…Read more
Call of the Snake Charmer

Call of the Snake Charmer

Bhujangasana (cobra pose) is the perfect antidote for sitting at the computer all day. Excessive sitting can atrophy the muscles that hold posture. This often results in shoulders that round forward and a spine that looks more like a “C” than a healthy, soft “S.” Cobra pose strengthens the muscles that hold healthy posture, helping to undo the many hours spent at the computer. There are three primary things to consider when practicing this pose. First, there is a common misconception that the tailbone should be tucked in those pose. This inhibits the…Read more
The Blessing of a Bear Encounter

The Blessing of a Bear Encounter

This post is part of the Attachment Parenting Month blog carnival, hosted by Attachment Parenting International. Learn more by visiting API Speaks, the blog of Attachment Parenting International. The car seat has never qualified as a “happy place” for my daughter. At two years old, she has no problem letting me know that she isn't interested in riding in it. She often slides out before I can even fasten her in. And a [fun-for-her] game of chase ensues inside the car. We've tried everything from letting her play inside the car first to giving…Read more