Five Minute Friday: Middle

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. Dear You-Living-In-The-Middle, There’s an insidious belief bullying our culture. It’s the belief of … Read moreFive Minute Friday: Middle

Embracing Identity in Christ In A World Divided on Race

I felt the heaviness envelope me. 4:30 in the morning has its own kind of quiet, it’s own kind of weight. It carries its own brand of dreams and its own awakenings. As I fed and cuddled my three-month-old in the dimness of the darkened bedroom, I sensed a grief settle down on my shoulders … Read moreEmbracing Identity in Christ In A World Divided on Race

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

7 Steps For Building Community


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