The Grace to Gather Again

The Grace to Gather Again

I have often said that when things feel overwhelming and chaotic on the outside, I will turn to the things inside that make it feel normal again. What kind of things? My favorite Bible verses, television shows, and books, among other things. It’s possible that...
When Church Is Messy {Part One}

When Church Is Messy {Part One}

There have only been two times when God has audibly spoken to me. Well, audibly in my head. I was alone both times but am pretty sure no one would have heard Him but me anyway. Once was when He met me in our basement to tell me it was time to go back into ministry....
For Such a Time As This

For Such a Time As This

I’m not a germaphobe. Or an alarmist. But I don’t handle change or disruption as well as I should. Admittedly, I was annoyed by all of this coronavirus stuff at first, but it wasn’t long before I realized the importance of taking this seriously to...
Our Story (Part One)

Our Story (Part One)

December 12, 2016 is a day I will remember always, and not because it was good. It was, in fact, a terrible day in the life of our family. It’s the day my husband was told his job as Executive Pastor was ending. We were left with a lot of questions and very few...
Our Story (Part Two)

Our Story (Part Two)

Read part one here. Later that same afternoon I was down in the basement pulling out fall clothes for Hunter and looked up to see the stacks of boxes full of Brian’s books and things from his old office. I was suddenly overcome with emotion, conviction, and for...