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
Before I started studying at Youthworks, I had this idea that going to Bible college would fill me with endless energy to read the Bible and endless zeal for the task at hand. It didn’t. It was even more difficult to discipline myself to spend time in the Word. It only got harder when Moore… Continue reading From Textbook to Life-Giving… Again
I hate having conversations across the apartment. You have to shout, and the other person does too, and then the words get distorted and the volume ends up making the whole exchange aggressive, even if the conversation is about what to have for dinner. It makes all the difference when we take a few steps… Continue reading Can We Stop Shouting?
I used to think that people who said they read the Bible with their significant other were lying, or had achieved a level of super-holiness that I could never hope to reach. It wasn’t something that I’d ever seen happen, and even though I was convinced that time in God’s word alone matter heaps, the… Continue reading Psalm Cuddles 101 (Or, Why Reading the Bible with your Spouse is Important)