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
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.
On Memorial Day, Micah picked up some roses and asked if we could go take a walk at the military cemetery in town. As we drove up and looked for the best place to park and take a walk, you could feel the weight of such a somber day. Families were gathered at the graves … Continue reading We need to do better.