(I'm heavily indebted to Justine Toh's work on the post-truth society at House Conference for the basis of all these thoughts.) There's a bridge in the middle of my hometown, and if you scramble up the wall underneath it, you can comfortably sit there and watch the world go by. Every word you say echoes … Continue reading Under Our Bridge (Echo Chambers & How to Escape Them)
Women, can we talk for a minute? It's March 8 and it seems like a good day to chat about breaking a habit that does harm to so many of us... it's found in the simple phrase: "I'm not like other women, I don't do that." Whatever that is, I've found myself being guilty of saying … Continue reading Me, You, Her.
Social media can get bad reports, and rightly so, but what if the sinister side of social media can be outweighed by the storytelling we can do within it? What if social media can help us share not just our highlight reel, but our struggles, questions, joys and even embarrassment? I honestly believe that it … Continue reading Putting the Social Back in Social Media
There's something about 'home' that feels precious. Home is the place where you can just relax; home is where you can simply be; home is where you can lay down your burdens and be known, heard and loved. But home is a foreign idea to so many of us. Home can bring on memories of … Continue reading In Praise of Homemaking
Christmas is coming. I don't want to alarm you, but there are only 100 days until the day is upon us. Surely that fact has made your brain twist and turn with all the things that need to be done before Christmas morning. There are presents to buy! There are decorations to dig out! There … Continue reading Five Ways to Adventure Through Advent
Smooth Criminal is a song constantly sung in my household. Never the whole song, but the hook goes on and on around here... "Are you otay, Annie?" I honestly don't remember where it came from. It could be from a camp where we met a kid named Annie, but I think it was before that. … Continue reading Are You Okay?
There's a table in my apartment. It's a picnic table turned dining table, painted blue and teal and pink. It was made by my husband and some church friends. There are names scribbled underneath it of those who have shared a meal around it, and just months after the table was made there are already … Continue reading Table, Tea & Hospitality