I have a very clear memory of September 11, 2001. I remember vividly where I was, who was with me, the chatter all around me. I can still hear my mom reminding me to pray for the families who had lost loved ones and I can still see my dad crying in his chair as … Continue reading We Were Americans First
If there's anything that I have learned and relearned over and over again over the course of my life, it has been this - we need a community of believers around us.When I look out at cultural trends inside and outside of the church, I can see a thread of self-sufficiency, individualism, and consumerism. We … Continue reading A Good and the Hard Challenge
Pesto Chicken Sliders Friends, this was such a fun recipe and Henry is a huge fan of anything with pesto! Take about two lbs of the chicken cut of your choice and cook it in whichever way is most easy for you. You can stick it in the instantpot, you can let it slow cook … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking Vol. 8
Here are some things I'm loving these days: Pizza parties! My girl Jenna Stevens has started a little cottage bakery out of her kitchen and she makes the best sourdough pizza dough. We have had 3 pizza parties this summer and have many more to come. If you need (or want) sourdough loaves, cookies, bagels, … Continue reading Things I’m Loving…
In mid-May, our beloved Cayce - Henry's "Bunny", got married! (I mean - is she not the most beautiful bride you've ever seen??) Now listen I've planned weddings, I've attended weddings, I'm a married woman so I'm well versed in all things matrimony but let me tell you - I don't know that I've ever … Continue reading Oh Hey! I remember her!
Last October, our Pastor reached out to me and asked me to pray about serving our church as the Minister to Women. I was working part time for BCM of Memphis, I had started my new career in the insurance world and while all worldly standards would prove that my plate was full, I knew … Continue reading Ministry Update
Here's a little secret about me - I cry during home improvement shows. You may not be surprised by that but it's become a more frequent occurrence since we bought our house.My favorite home improvement show is Home Town. Growing up in a small rural West TN town that had seen better days before my life … Continue reading The Good and the Hard Truth of Therapy
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The worship pastor at my church received this photo from a friend. It was taken on Monday when the clouds parted and our Memphis sky was stunned by a gorgeous double rainbow. Caleb’s friend caught a particularly special shot from Crosstown Concourse as the rainbow stretched down right on top of our church steeple. When … Continue reading He is for you. He is with you.
2018 is a year that changed me. I was wrapping up my last semester of seminary along with my last semester of serving with a ministry that I loved. It was a stressful time of school and it was a trying time emotionally as I navigated finding closure with a season of ministry that had … Continue reading Unhealed Wounds.