It was a beautiful afternoon, late in June–the kind of afternoon that is filled with the promise of summer and a heat only the July sun to come would offer. I sat with the sun on my face, listening to the casual conversation of my colleagues in our outdoor meeting when my phone rang.  I […]

December 1, 2021

8 Reasons You Can’t Live without Sabbath

There are a few words that have been used, overused, even abused and misused in this season, words like normal (and new normal), unprecedented, and return. I was ready to throw “pivot” in that pile, too, until I wrestled with it a little longer.

October 13, 2020

How To Think About Re-Entry

19 When Pharaoh’s horses with his chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought the water of the sea back over them. But the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground. 20 Then the prophetess Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women came out following her with tambourines and dancing.Exodus 15:19-20 The […]

April 10, 2020

Tambourines and Other Essentials: What comes after COVID-19?

The truth matters as we navigate tricky conversations, but so does good editing. Meaning, how we tell the truth matters differently for each group […]

March 23, 2020

Shepherding Kids Through Challenging Times (Free Guide)

I have thought a lot about what to say (if anything) in light of COVID-19 for a few hours now, and considered as many angles as my mind can contain: what is my pastoral response, my parental response, my response just as a person in community? What is true, as a Christ-follower, in these days, […]

March 14, 2020

All We Like Sheep – A COVID-19 Response

Dear self, You’ve been told for as long as you can remember (literally) that you’re too much. You’re not even sure what that means but you know it’s not kind. You know it means that in your fullest iteration, you are not accepted. A diluted, sanitized, smaller, quieter version of you is more desirable, even […]

December 19, 2019

Note to Self, You’re Not Too Much.