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

To the Parents Wondering: Are We In? Or Are We Out?

This week, we were faced with a hard decision. To some it may not have been hard, but for us it was incredibly difficult. And I believe this was just the first of many difficult decisions that are about to come our way. Our two oldest daughters were cast in Continue Reading

When Will We Be Together Again: A Lesson in Patience

I sat down to write today and couldn’t find the words; so I asked myself, how do I feel? And I still couldn’t find the words. My family and I are settling into a routine and are learning to embrace our new normal. Each day is similar to the last, Continue Reading

When a Pandemic Strikes and The World Feels Weird (a title I never imagined writing)

To say it’s been a weird week feels like an understatement. Just over a couple weeks ago, I received a text from one of my best friends who works in infection control for three major hospitals. Studying how to stop the spread of infection and what to do in case Continue Reading

Sliding Down The Slippery Slope: Thoughts on My Eating Disorder

After I graduated from high school, I developed an eating disorder.  It wasn’t something I set out to do. It isn’t like I woke up one morning and thought, “Hey! I think I’ll try developing an eating disorder today. That sounds like fun.”  No. That’s not how it happened.  My Continue Reading