When You Need Some Margin in Your Holidays

We all know it, we all dread it, we all feel a low hum of anxiety over it: the rush and pressure of the holiday season. Somewhere along the way, what we’re pretty sure was supposed to be a season of joy and peace has become a season of scurry and scramble, hustle and harried … Read moreWhen You Need Some Margin in Your Holidays

What I’m Learning—Summer Edition 2019

Summer wasn’t what I expected this year. It held some surprises, some study, and a crazy-big bunch of slowness. Despite a diminished speed of motion, I’m realizing there was still a lot to glean from this season of Sabbath. No.1 I need creative outlets AND rest Being creative, whether this looks like writing, taking pictures, … Read moreWhat I’m Learning—Summer Edition 2019

What I Learned About God From My Newborn

Photo credit: Lisa Stellmach Delighted to be guest posting today over at Pamela Henkelman’s blog! Pamela asked us to share a story of “refining fire”, a time in life where God burned away something old and brought forth something new. I had this old one stashed away; the memories are still fresh, and the lesson … Read moreWhat I Learned About God From My Newborn

7 Steps For Building Community

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I love the word “community.” It explains itself—break it down, and you come away with “common unity.” Simply put, a community is one that is united around a shared interest, focus, value, or goal. We all need, and want, community. Every person’s definition of community truly is unique, but in the end it tallies up … Read more7 Steps For Building Community

What I Need to Remember When My Soul is Sick

I was honored to have this essay accepted for the Kindred Mom Healthy Soul series, published in April, 2019. Kindred Mom is an online community of women dedicated to helping moms thrive in, and celebrate the small victories of, messy and beautiful motherhood. “What would you know about a healthy soul?” my inner critic hisses as I sit … Read moreWhat I Need to Remember When My Soul is Sick