Book Club from Home

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Hi friends!

I hope you are finding some spots of goodness and beauty in this weird time we all find ourselves living in. One spot for me has been the face-to-face connection (via technology) that has seen a spike due to everyone being quarantined. For example, I attended a theology class yesterday for my undergrad program and was able to “meet” a handful of fellow students that I’ve studied alongside for a few years now…but had yet (until yesterday!) seen their faces and heard their voices. It’s a small thing, but it brings me joy nonetheless.

In the spirit of silver linings, I want to invite you to my first-ever Book Club. That’s right…we’re gonna read and chat and do it all from our home in our pj’s!

I’m excited to announce that our first book pick is Lisa Whittle’s new release, “Jesus Over Everything.” I’m already loving this book and I think you will too. Lisa’s writing is full of deep, scripture-rooted truth, yet told in a super-relatable style. You’ll love hearing about how (and why!) she didn’t shop for a year. FOR A YEAR, YALL. Get the book here!

And then this Monday (March 30th) at 7pm cst we will meet together to discuss what we’ve read. If you are planning to attend, shoot me a quick email and let me know. I’ll be sending out the private Zoom link this weekend.

I hope you join us!

Women of Life 2020

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EDIT: Due to the Coronavirus, the event will likely be postponed until early summer. Tickets are still on sale and I will run the giveaway closer to the time of the event–stay tuned!


If you are local to the Nashville area or Middle Tennessee, consider coming to CareNet Pregnancy Resources Center’s third annual Women of Life event on March 27 & 28th. We will be gathering on Friday night and Saturday morning to worship and fellowship together and to hear encouraging words from Gloria Umanah and Esther Mollenhour about going after this Jesus-life as women in 2020!

All proceeds for the event will go to our local branch of CareNet, a ministry close to my heart. They serves families in crisis all over the nation by providing free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, education, and material assistance, as well as post-abortive counseling services. For more info about CareNet and other ways to get involved, CLICK HERE.

And wink wink: I miiiight be giving away two tickets to Women of Life 2020 on my Instagram page later this week, so go follow the happenings over there!

Called to Belong: Romans 1

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When I decided to go back to school in my 30’s, I was (blissfully) unaware of how hard it would be…how the crunch of learning how to learn again would feel a lot like getting back on the treadmill after being out of shape for years. But just like we get pumped at the start of a new year to join a gym and get healthy, I was excited about the adventure ahead and ready to buy all the books and get going.

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when God is silent

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Most days, I take my dog for a walk after lunch.

We head down to the creek and poke around for a minute, letting our skin soak up the sunshine and our lungs breath the fresh air, and we always check to see if the blue heron might be visiting that day. We may go all the way to the mailbox and around the far side of the creek, just to kill a little extra time. He always pulls that way, just to make sure I haven’t forgotten that option. If it’s cold out, we keep it short and sweet.

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“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)

Glory be, we are almost to Christmas day!

We are exactly a week away from Christmas and I don’t know about you, but our family is pumped. We are ready for slow mornings and cinnamon rolls; for special homemade treats given to folks we love; for cuddling up by the fire; for reading the Christmas Story with all of our extended family (right before we dive into a delicious feast and secret Santa gifts!)

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