The Glory of Coming Undone

(This post was originally published on the Baptist Convention of New England's blog on January 28, 2019. You can find it here.) Go-getter. Independent. Fearless. Capable. In the American economy, these are titles worth striving for, and strive we do. We strive until our peace is shot-through with bullet holes, our families have learned to... Continue Reading →

Word: Making Time

Ah, London. So thick with culture, so marked by time. Even the skyline is dominated by the constant ticking away of life as Big Ben pushes ever onward. For a girl who has a love-hate relationship with to-do lists (fluctuating back and forth between productivity and procrastination), the clock seems like either a dependable ally... Continue Reading →

A Winter Lullaby

Hush now, soul; you've worked so longGo soft into the lightYour Father makes you safe and strongRelease your need to fight The snow is falling gently nowIn blankets all aroundYour world will yawn and whisper howIt longs to settle down Broad clouds are strewn high up aboveA canopy dark greyGauzy, woolly, thick with loveStitched loose... Continue Reading →

Word: Preparing a Place

Bible study. What image springs to mind when you think about those two words? Maybe a video teacher with fabulous hair? Or monks huddled over stacks of Scripture? A group of women from your church who come away with more gossip than grace? That heavenly star chart with too many empty boxes next to your... Continue Reading →

Quenched

We had a bit of a family health scare this fall when my father-in-law was rushed to the hospital. (This is no measly man, either, people—he's a big-boned firefighter with a fondness for Harleys and construction work.) The culprit? Dehydration. No matter how strong or fit we may be, our bodies need water to survive,... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

When homes and bodies are given makeover plans, you can bet your biscuits it's January again. Eyes sparkle with high hopes as we ready ourselves for something new, something fresh. The brisk chill outside fuels warm connections inside over a spicy chai, and we share our lists of what we'd love to improve in and... Continue Reading →

Apart from the Crowd

Then Joshua said to the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you." (Joshua 3:5) Being the last kid picked for dodgeball is the worst. Well, maybe not: it's rivaled by looking around the cafeteria and not finding anyone who wants to sit with you. Or realizing you weren't invited to... Continue Reading →

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