Hello My Name Is…Straight A Student

Hello My Name Is…Straight A Student

I was always a good student, earning a healthy mix of As and Bs throughout most of my school years. But, my senior year of high school, I kicked my performance up a notch. At the beginning of the year, all seniors were informed that we would be excused from the year-end final exam in any class for which we received straight As throughout the year. To further sweeten the deal, if you didn't have a final, you didn't have to come into school. I quickly realized that straight As would get my…Read more
{this moment}

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual, inspired by Soule Mama. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.Read more
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