I wasn’t even pregnant when I heard the advice that has most shaped my parenting philosophy: Make sure your family tells a better story. This stirred my heart and laid the foundation for my approach to parenting. I wasn’t likely to win my (future) children’s hearts by pressure and appeals to duty. Instead, I wanted … Continue reading Telling our Kids a Better Story
I need a way to measure my “goodness” as a mom that helps me gauge how I am doing on a day-to-day basis but doesn’t burden me with pressure I can’t handle. Continue reading Am I a good mom?
One of the great joys of writing for Servants of Grace has been getting to read and review advanced reader copies of books. I’m a naturally fast reader with an almost bottomless appetite for new books & ideas, I process books quickly and have been reviewing every book I read for years. This practice has … Continue reading Discovering my Gift
I have a confession: I was an English teacher for seven years and I still don’t know how to diagram a sentence. There, I admitted it to the internet. I have a comfortable grasp on grammar thanks to my education, but diagramming sentences was already pretty out of style by the time I went through … Continue reading Week in Review: Devotional Pieces on 2 Peter
You may notice that things look a little different around my blog! Continue reading In the Know
My latest piece at Servants of Grace is a devotional reading of 2 Peter 1:3-4. I’ve been hung up on the perplexing interconnectedness of this passage for a couple of years and I was glad to get to lay out clearly & methodically what I’d learned. I think it is useful to think of grace … Continue reading Watered by God’s Grace
This morning my friend Amy Gannett posted my short little meditation on Finding Dory & teaching our kids to find their own way in the world. Her website Tiny Theologians sells the most beautiful children’s theology tools, which are all thoughtfully designed by Amy. She is a scholar & has impeccable design taste, so her … Continue reading Finding Your Way Home
I always love writing for Morning by Morning, partly because they always have such great writing prompts. Their latest series is on Biblical characters, and after a summer of reading Jeremiah (I’m still barely halfway through!) as part of a virtual Bible study, I knew exactly which character I wanted to write about. Here’s … Continue reading The Sad Side of Good News
For years I’ve been storing up writing ideas. I collect them in notebooks and list them in word documents. I’ve started writing essays that never go anywhere and discussed these subjects to death with my favorite conversation partners (you know who you are!) Now I’m excited to have a new place to pour some … Continue reading A New Opportunity!
I like to take credit for my garden but really the bees do most of the work. Every time I pull together a bouquet of flowers, every cucumber my kids pick and eat straight off the vine, every string bean I snap into a bowl for dinner is courtesy of the bees and all … Continue reading The Glory of Being Taken for Granted