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.
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