March 14, 2017
Obedience, sacrifice, confession, repentance these are deeply personal spiritual practices, best shared in a trusted community. Unfortunately these practices and postures of the heart can become yokes that people are pressured into bearing. But condemnation, fear of failure, inadequacy is not how the Spirit moves us into spiritual discipline.
December 21, 2016
In this last month of the year, amongst holiday activities, Advent meditations, and the general good will and cheer (and busyness) of the season I am also mentally preparing to put closure on this year and anticipating and planning for the next.
October 17, 2016
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.
October 5, 2016
We had a plan. We married and created a family. I stayed home to raise the kids. Damien worked to support us. And then life and living took us on paths we couldn't have imagined.
June 30, 2016
I have not been disciplined with my spiritual disciplines, and I had been feeling a little bad about that. And the swearing.
April 15, 2016
I undeniably experience shifts in energy with the seasons and in certain activities and ways of doing things. Noticing and naming this reality has been really important because it gives me greater self-awareness and helps me make better life decisions from this awareness.
September 2, 2013
I didn't need to go looking for meaningful work online, cruising the mommy/writer blogs looking for success stories and paths to follow. The opportunity was right in front of me.