on being lead into truth

I grew up in a home that genuinely modeled the truth of God to me. Every morning, as we ate our cheerios, we read the scriptures together. We talked about God as if he were real, living in our home just down the hall. I came into self-awareness and my own need for redemption atContinue reading “on being lead into truth”

theology is for everyone

When you hear the word T H E O L O G Y …what comes to mind? Expensive, ivy-covered universities? Grandfatherly men in tweed? Or is it more along the lines of a dusty handbook of denominational guidelines? Maybe it’s something that your pastor should be concerned about, but all of us (the normal onesContinue reading “theology is for everyone”

when questions turn to doubt

If you’ve been a Christian for more than five minutes, I would wager that (at least once) you’ve felt a certain back-of-the-brain creeping fear come over you. Quietly, unassumingly, a question emerges to the center stage of your heart: Am I doing what God wants me to do?

Good Friday

This was after he rode into Jerusalem, the city named for shalom~ so much more than peace, but completeness, wholeness, everything-made-right-ness~ on the back of a young donkey. This was after the women and men and children stood waiting for their Savior, eyes turned upward and palm leaves laid down in expectation. This was afterContinue reading “Good Friday”

the exchange: denying ourselves for something greater

No matter how hard I tried no matter how many to-do lists I made no matter how many new dresses I bought no matter how many new houses I moved into or new jobs I took or new creative projects I launched nothing would give me freedom. Nothing would relieve the dark blanket of depressionContinue reading “the exchange: denying ourselves for something greater”

thoughts on the UMC decision (and a few questions for the Love Warriors)

This week the United Methodist Church convened a special session of their general conference for the following purpose: “to act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward, authorized to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and to explore options to strengthen church unity.” In other words, to decide how the denominationContinue reading “thoughts on the UMC decision (and a few questions for the Love Warriors)”

groceries, gratitude, and letting God break in

I took all three of my boys grocery shopping today.   If you are a Mom, you probably flinched at that, right? Michael and I try with everything in our scheduling power to make sure that one of us can do the weekly shopping sans little ones, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out thatContinue reading “groceries, gratitude, and letting God break in”

Is intersectionality compatible with the gospel?

Is intersectionality compatible with the gospel? About 30 years ago, UCLA Law Professor Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term “intersectionality” in an academic paper on feminism. To hear Crenshaw define the term in her own words, click here. In the years since, the idea has grown legs and run away with what used to be theContinue reading “Is intersectionality compatible with the gospel?”