She Walks in Black and White

Do you find ambiguity frustrating? As a 1 on the Enneagram, I enjoy some good old-fashioned dichotomies: the solid world of black-and-white truth. Sometimes life doesn't allow for that, but if you gather up the bunches of Scripture that pertain to a girl who trusts God, you'll discover there's a pleasant clarity about what kind... Continue Reading →

The Lord My Rock Piler

We serve a good God, and I'm constantly finding new favorite things about Him. One such example is His habit of building reminders into the culture of His people. He knew we have terribly short memory spans, and His compassion toward us prompted an insistence on visuals that would bring us back to truth. There's... Continue Reading →

Daddy Issues

In a time and place where people are divided by a million things—Democrat or Republican, black or white, fries or tots—it's good to remember what we share in common. As humans, we cherish secret hopes. We revolve around a unique set of values. We long deeply for love. And most of us have daddy issues.... Continue Reading →

Girly Photo Scavenger Hunt (Summer)

It's time for another seasonal field trip! On your next free day or weekend, grab some sunscreen and a girlfriend or two and hit the road. Extra points for old school film, but phones work just fine. I know there's a temptation to post every shot you take; consider keeping this just for you. Having... Continue Reading →

The Party Life

If I could transport myself to any fictional event, Bilbo's birthday party would be high up on my wish list. The lights, the dancing, the food, the fireworks, and the one-of-a-kind speech. Hobbits know how to have a good time, and festival atmospheres characterize their rhythm of life. Jokes fill the air. Typically grumpy elders... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

Happy June, friends! Let's bust out the mowers and grills, crank some fresh playlists, and light up our fire pits! The mosquitos may be big, but our blessings are bigger. God is working all things for our good and His glory—we just have to be disciplined enough to catch how. So spread a blanket and... Continue Reading →

The Most Excellent Adventure

I've been dwelling on the gospel lately: what it is and what it means. If you just glance at it as it rolls by like hills on a road trip, you'll be robbed of the full force of the truth. Sure, creation, fall, redemption, restoration—the gospel—it's important on Sunday morning, but what about on a... Continue Reading →

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