I have come to find that sometimes the hardest time to write about something can be when we're smack dab in the middle of it. Often it feels safer to be a few steps ahead of something before sitting down to write about it. But God doesn't just meet us in the aftermath. In the … Continue reading When your life isn’t what you thought
“So friend, stop apologizing for your unwashed hair, your kids being loud, and your dishes being dirty.”
"75% of life is just showing up." Most of us have heard this quote or quotes like it. Which is slightly unfortunate because it means it's become cliche. And I've heard it said that the secrets of life are hidden in cliches, but we ignore them because we've heard them so much. But, I have … Continue reading The ministry of showing up
In the wake of the recent "me too" movement and the allegations that seem never ending, I've been wrestling and considering and wondering how we got here. This issue is complex, uncomfortable, and heavy. But I have wholeheartedly come to the conclusion that it is worth delving into. And in my attempt at delving, I … Continue reading Respecting women vs valuing women
We crave real We see the contrast between shallowness leading to emptiness and depth leading to fulfillment. We cheer when Kevin calls out Olivia for running from anything that might feel genuine and we weep when he tells Sophie he himself is an empty shell of a person. Sometimes we too feel empty and incapable … Continue reading Why we love This Is Us
2.5 years ago my husband and I moved into a 1 bedroom apartment, and about 1.5 years ago we brought our daughter back to that same apartment where we've all three lived since. But now we are thrilled to be moving into our own house in just a week! Before making a list of all … Continue reading What this little apartment taught me
As is fitting with the last few months in particular (not that this is a new thing), I've continued to wrestle through the concepts of equality, oppression, values, and rights. I've thought as a politician, a philosopher, an anthropologist, an American citizen, and as a human being a part of one big world. I naturally … Continue reading A fight for rights.