While sitting together as a family, Micah and I in a chair with Henry at our feet in the floor, we held the elements in our hands during our Good Friday service. As my pastor read the text, our hands shuffled the bread and juice in anticipation for the prompts: “This is my body, take … Continue reading The Good and the Hard Truth
As a lifelong Southern Baptist, I did not grow up practicing Lent. I actually have a distinct memory of my friend Carmen sharing about her lent experience when we were in high school. She gave up chocolate one year, Coca Cola the next and each year, I'm certain I maintained the Michael Scott, "Nope, don't … Continue reading It’s not about what we’re giving up.
February is a lonely month. It's strange but I've had a hard time writing this piece. I've written and erased more times than I can count and came to a place where I realized that this is the kind of message that's best sent through a different medium and so I shared it on my … Continue reading Love Can Still Be Lonely.
Our week has been a little off because Henry doesn't go back to PDO until next week. On Wednesday, I had a virtual meeting at 9 and then went to an appointment, coming home at 12:30. Micah let me know that Henry's crib needed to be adjusted now that he can pull up; he hasn't tried … Continue reading Where do we go from here?
The holidays are a popular time for there to be an uptick in engagements and I am happy to provide you ladies with some tips as you prepare your wedding registry. Before I get into the nitty gritty, I want you to hear me say this - you do not need a thing. As you … Continue reading Going to the Chapel : Wedding Registry Tips for the Newly Engaged
When I was in college, I spent two summers as an intern at a church in Scarborough, Maine. I cannot put into words to tell you just how much those two summers shaped my spiritual development as a 20/21 year old. A woman named Marilyn served on staff at the church and provided leadership to … Continue reading They are Watching and Learning from Us
I've not always been super great at keeping up with an Advent devotional. I'm not sure if it has to do with how busy this season is or what my normal excuse might be but this year has been different. I've found that the only way I'm going to be a working mom, serving in … Continue reading We Need The Hope
Since I’ve embarked on a new work journey, I’ve gotten to do exciting new jobs things like buy office supplies, create new spreadsheets, and decorate my office. The new job task I’ve hated - selecting a professional headshot for work. Since I work in a male dominated field, my coworkers wear suits for their photos … Continue reading Embracing the Laugh Lines
Chicken Fajita Soup For starters, you can either think ahead and throw your chicken breasts in the crockpot with a cup of chicken broth for 4-6 hours on low. If you don’t have that kind of time, I recommend throwing all of that in the instant pot on high pressure for 8 min with a … Continue reading Quarantine Cooking Vol. 6
In the midst of a million disappointments I’ve had in 2020, the one that’s been most heartbreaking for me and has been a heavy burden in my spirit - the political discourse among Christ followers, specifically in our online engagement. As Christ followers we must work towards unity and peacemaking. It is at the very … Continue reading To the Church: