Increasingly, you can find my work lots of other places online!
I’m the new women’s editor at Servants of Grace, so you’ll see my own writing there as well as writing I’m editing. I have a piece up at least once a week. I’d love to work with you if you’re a writer who wants to see God glorified through your writing online! Here’s my Introduction post so you can get to know me better! I get to publish Book Reviews, Devotionals, Essays, and Series at this website, but there are too many links to keep up with so just look for all my work here.
One of my great joys is getting to write for Morning by Morning. I love the way they nurture new-to-the-internet writers with gracious and thorough editing. I love the photos they choose & the look of the site. I love the care they take to bring rich, thoughtful, beautiful content to their readers. You can write for them, too!
(I contributed this piece during the 2017 Thanksgiving season. A favorite quote “To give thanks properly requires us to have the imagination to envision our lives without the privileges we now enjoy.”)
(From Christmas 2017. A favorite quote: “With the power of the Holy Spirit, we can do so much more than throw kindness around like confetti. Random acts of kindness may be like glitter that adds a little sparkle to the holidays and provides a short-lived buzz of Christmas spirit, but an intentional commitment to kindness can do so much more than decorate.”)
(I was singing in church one day when it hit me: I love singing harmonies, but they only make sense if someone else is singing melody. That subtle, interdependent beauty of harmony is only possible if we all sing our own parts. And that is a lot like what it feels like to be a stay-at-home mom.)
(I spent all summer studying Jeremiah with some friends via Voxer. We kept up a demanding pace of reading & interpreting, but our conversations kept all of us excited to keep digging into Jeremiah’s words. I was struck by Jeremiah’s conundrum: he mourns for their sin & the punishment it deserves, but he also mourns to see God’s holy standards ignored & God’s goodness scorned. He wants justice & mercy. He wants what we have: the gospel.)
(This thesis on the worthiness imitation continues to haunt my writing. I don’t think I’m even close to done with this idea yet. I was thrilled to get to write about it for the first time at Fathom–and doubly thrilled when they featured it as their cover story for the month of September 2017! I had made it a goal to have a piece published online before my birthday (Sep. 12) and this piece published the week of my birthday.)
(Also, they published my poem Peanut Butter, a meditation on motherhood & how it makes me feel like an easily taken-for-granted pantry staple. This officially makes me a poet, right?)
(Paradox has been a gift to me. “My pursuit of certainty left me clinging to legalism. Embracing paradox drew me back into waters out of my depth, but left me free to wonder.” The highest compliment was having Jen Pollock Michel retweet this piece. She recently completed a manuscript for her book on paradox & she agreed with my conclusions, which was a relief & a thrill!)
(A book review for Rosaria Butterfield’s The Gospel Comes with a House Key.)
My story of learning to trust the importance of my beloved humanities. One of my favorite pieces to date.
My virtual friend Amy Gannett has a flair for great design & a heart for making good theology accessible to everyone, even kids!
(When I finished the movie Finding Dory I immediately saw it as a parable for Christian parenting.)
My first brave attempt to get my work published elsewhere was with Gospel Taboo. I’d been admiring their content and really wanted to write for them. I was grateful to get to write a piece that had been on my heart for a long time. Unfortunately, they don’t publish much anymore.
(One day during church this sentence arrived as a gift: “How can you pretend to understand grace when you can’t even show up to a potluck empty handed?” I couldn’t stop mulling over this idea so I decided to write about it.)