A Pandemic Thanksgiving

On this day of Thanksgiving, I give thanks. A year ago, if someone would have told us what Thanksgiving 2020 would look like, I don’t think we would haven been able to fully imagine, or appreciate, what that meant. The introverts of the world may have thought, that sounds amazing, Continue Reading

It’s A New Day

Friends, It’s a new day. A new week. Maybe you woke up excited and ready to go, and maybe you wish you could climb back into bed. Maybe the world feels heavy, and maybe your heart is light. Maybe you feel like you have an endless, impossible list to tackle Continue Reading

Sifting Through The Darkness

November, the month of gratitude, is right around the corner. It’s the time of year when we collectively pause, reflect on, and express our thoughts of thanksgiving.  There is much to be grateful for.  Sometimes the list is like a geyser, forcefully erupting from our hearts and out of of Continue Reading

We Are Made for Relationship

We are made for relationship. Relationship with God. Relationship with family. Relationship with friends. The feeling of connection that occurs when we interact with loved ones is not only beautiful, but also so important for our well being. One of my favorite things to do is to sit with a Continue Reading

We Are Living in History

We are living in history. Future generations will learn about this time.We will tell our stories. And our children will tell theirs.  Images of people in masks and of social distant gatherings will become symbols of these days.  We will talk about when the world stopped. When suddenly families who had Continue Reading

Today I Will Recognize the Gift and Acknowledge the Hardship

Sometimes I feel tired. And sometimes I feel weary. Maybe it’s the feeling of being pulled in so many directions. Maybe it’s the feeling of being needed so often throughout the day. Maybe it’s never really being alone. Maybe it’s the wondering and the doubting. Are the kids doing okay? Continue Reading

God Is For the Messy And the Complicated And the People Who Make Bad Choices. He’s For All of Us.

What if I told you that nothing you have done, or will do, can separate you from the love of God?  Would you believe me?  Would you think – Sure. That sounds really nice for (insert name of person you deem worthy of God’s love here), but not for me. Continue Reading

A Prayer For Change

Lord, help us. Our black brothers and sisters are hurting. They’ve been hurting. For so long. Help us to come alongside them and to stand for justice. We pray the systems of oppression and marginalization will be dissolved. We pray for the building up of systems that treat all people Continue Reading