Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

I feel a lightening of the load in home and homeschool. I have more mental energy for other things. After a seasoning of healing, my confidence has returned and we have a real need to increase our financial means; all of which means, it's time once again to pursue income-earning work.

Wrestling with Faith

Wrestling with Faith

It takes energy to wrestle with my faith. It can be an intellectually rigorous process and it can shake the foundations, and I don't always have the cognitive energy or the emotional security to challenge and question authority, both outer and inner.

Growing up with the Bible

Growing up with the Bible

How my tradition understood the Bible and the growing cognitive dissonance I started to experience as a young adult between science and literal Biblical interpretation, left me with a fraught relationship with this sacred text.

A childhood of belonging

A childhood of belonging

Faith for me has always been wrapped up, like a ball of yarn, with family and church. Family, God, and church; I was raised in the rich soil of all three. But that doesn't mean I understood the full measure and message of the gospel of Christ. I probably still don't.

A journey of evangelical faith: An introduction

A journey of evangelical faith: An introduction

I wasn't planning to write about my faith - my evolving journey with the Bible, church teaching and tradition, and my personal experiences; but it seems now is the time to do so.

Wholehearted writing (and depression on the Appalachian Trail)

Wholehearted writing (and depression on the Appalachian Trail)

We go through experiences that wear us down to our core, and break our shell. And these experiences, like my long distance hike, will show us what's operating below the surface of our lives. And it won't be your goodness that will help light the path through this wreckage, it will be your courage.

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

The mountains are an insistent call in our life, and spring fever is real. Satisfying the itch for outdoors and adventure while raising our teens in a supportive community, this is the balancing act of our lives.