Faith & Community


Growth (in community) & Tools

Growth (in community) & Tools

Where I want to grow this year and one of the tools I use to make the connection between the struggles and triumphs, responsibilities, tasks, and to-do's that facilitate that growth.

Resources for Advent

Resources for Advent

This post is a round-up of a few Advent resources to inspire, guide and deepen your spiritual experience this holiday season. It may also just be an excuse to post pretty photos of lights and candles, you'll forgive me that indulgence.

Following as a sure thing

Following as a sure thing

I had rooted myself in my relationship with Damien, looking to him to be my "sure thing" in life, which included my income-earning work, instead of finding security in my identity in Jesus Christ, who dwells in me, and is the Essence of my life.

Some thoughts on twenty years of marriage

Some thoughts on twenty years of marriage

I see my marriage, and the fruit of my marriage, as one of life's greatest gifts. But the uncommon level of dedication and commitment that is required to nurture a marriage is staggering. You don't know this when you get married at twenty. I didn't.

What do you need to Trust God with? (a lament and a balm)

What do you need to Trust God with? (a lament and a balm)

One of my biggest struggles is that I feel the pace of life is not the pace at which I "should" be living. There is a knowing deep in my core that the state of the world, on all levels, is misaligned with its intended design and purpose; a disconnect ...

Drama, homeschool community, and the Holy Spirit

Drama, homeschool community, and the Holy Spirit

Even though family is the primary influence, the circle of interaction, experience, and opportunities must expand as children grow.

Story weekend ("meeting" Anne Lamott)

Story weekend ("meeting" Anne Lamott)

I could have stood in the book line, empty-handed and full-hearted, to say, like so many adoring readers, "I love your writing", when what I really wanted to say is "I love you". But that felt foolish, which maybe I am.