Can You Feel It?

  I'll be honest in saying I have had terror creep in on me. Wept as I have heard words of God spoken in ways that don't ring true or right. As I have tried to comprehend things that make my head spin and heart ache. But I'm sensing something- the pains of something being birthed. Something... Continue Reading →

When I was an LEO wife

I wept as I dropped my son off for school that day. The tears had been somewhat regular since I had embraced my husband, warm, stiff from his Kevlar vest as he walked out the door early that morning. I'd been hugging this man in uniform for a couple of years now. He wasn't as green... Continue Reading →

Tension

I grew up as a missionary kid (MK). I had an idyllic childhood in Africa, running free in the bush. Wild. A childhood that I mourned immediately when we arrived back in America the day before my 10th birthday. I knew two cultures.. but never felt like I actually belonged to either. Now as I'm... Continue Reading →

Invited but not welcome?

"Invited but not welcome." Isabel Wilkerson spoke these words on a recent podcast . She was speaking of the migration of African Americans from the South to cities across the country. Her book The Warmth of Other Suns is on my to read list, 'cause we all need some historical context in our lives. When... Continue Reading →

Voices

I'm going to begin sharing with you some people who have helped shape my view of social justice as a human being and as a Christian. Voices that have challenged me and taught me so much. I have so much to learn, so much to sit with as I identify my own tendencies towards racism,... Continue Reading →

They’re Just Words..

Words are important. Sacred. Holy. In music, poems, books, spoken word, Facebook statuses, Twitter feeds.. presidential elections. Words mean something. They can show the truest parts of our soul. You can go a multitude of ways with your words. You can fuel hate and division. You can promote peace and understanding. You can advocate. You... Continue Reading →

What are we doing?

Oh church. What are we doing? Attacking. Attacking with little to no grace. Little to no mercy. And definitely nothing that resembles the infinite love that is our God. Yes, we have our differences. Of course we do! We're human. We're flawed. We are opinionated. We have biases. We have different vantage points in this world.... Continue Reading →

Running meets God

(This is re-posted from my original blog) When people talk about their defining moment, their moment of “asking Jesus into their heart”, I can’t give a definite answer as to a moment where I asked. I CAN give you a defining moment of when I thought huh, maybe this whole Jesus stuff is just a... Continue Reading →

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