Over the past few days I read a book called Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. It’s the story of a friendship that spans decades. The friends are two girls, then women, named Kate and Tully. Kate has a great family and modest goals. She wants to get married and have a family. She is suggestible … Continue reading What We Remember
When I decided to start writing a book (the first time) I scoured the internet for the "how to." I thought that surely there were some secret steps to writing a book that all successful authors had figured out and all I had to do was keep Googling until I found them. It turns out … Continue reading What To Do When You See A Picture of Yourself You Don’t Like
For the past five or so years I have been loosely and casually studying fear in the Bible. The idea of being fearless has become a sort of goal of mine. I have also, I suppose all of my life, been an advocate for body positivity. Somehow I have made it to twenty eight years … Continue reading The Real Me
I know that Lent is almost upon us because today my Michigan friends were posting pictures of paczkis on Facebook. And yes I had to look up how to spell that word. Growing up Baptist Lent was not something I observed or practiced or even knew anything about. Once my world expanded a little bit … Continue reading Lent this Year
You know all those bible verses we quote like, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," and, "Nothing is impossible with God," and, "I do it all for the glory of God"? And you know how I'm always saying we can do hard things? Well it turns out that actually living out … Continue reading We really can do hard things
I am grateful for the mystery of peace, for the way my fears and anxieties and worries and complaints melt away in the presence of magnificent mountains. On the back of a motorcycle, on the way to town, mundane day to day moments are made wonderful by the towering presence of the mountains. They're right … Continue reading i am grateful (for m).
The first (and until today, only) time I have participated in Lent was during college. I gave up fast food. Not to lose weight! But because I realized I was spending a ridiculous amount of money on fast food I didn't need. Not that anyone really needs fries and a shake, but what I mean is … Continue reading Lent & Yoga