Say Something

Sometimes I don’t know what to say, or how to say it. Sometimes I bite my tongue when I should speak my mind. Sometimes I am quick to comment when I should just listen. “Sometimes I just can’t help myself, and I get caught up in the middle of it.” There are always motives behind […]

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We have to continue his dream

I am a white female. Born into a middle class family. I’ve never been told where I could or could not attend school, I’ve never been forced to move to the back of a public bus, and I certainly have not been maliciously beaten because of the color of my skin. Still, why does my […]

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I want to disappear like Enoch

I didn’t grow up reading the Bible, never participated in any memorization competitions in youth group, in fact, I really didn’t find my church “home” until I was 16. Needless to say, there are still times when I hear or read biblical truths and my mind is completely blown. Saturday afternoon was one of those […]

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Success vs. Fruitfulness

If you’ve read my blog before, you know how I feel about Henri Nouwen. Next to Jesus and my grandmother, he is the person I most want to hang out with when I get to Heaven. The guy gave up a highly visible, successful career to go live among the poorest of poor, the neglected, […]

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Still Preparing Room

I just reread the blog I published this time last year. Newsflash: I still have not mastered the art of “Preparing Room.” Show yourself grace Hay, show yourself grace. So, the way I see it, I have two choices: 1. Continue baking batches of cookies (a useful and delicious distraction), running around on last minute […]

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Baby Boy

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary, His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him.” Matthew 2:10-11 This Christmas season, I am eagerly anticipating the birth of two precious baby boys. One of these babies is […]

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See her

Sometimes God just has to make it real clear for me. Sometimes he points directly to the sin in my heart. Sometimes it hurts. Every time…he’s right. My heart has been harder than usual lately. There are real circumstances that have attributed to this, but there are no excuses.  My hard heart is impatient. It’s […]

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Theology from the Backseat: Part 2

I was getting ready in my bedroom yesterday morning around 6:30am, when I heard a loud “WHAM! SCREACHHHH!” I ran to the window, parted the shutters, and witnessed our teenage neighbor exit his Jeep, examine the back of the vehicle, shrug his shoulders, and then speed away down the street. Fast forward an hour and […]

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Be the Salt and the Light

Before the girls jump out of the car for school in the morning, I say to them, “Be the salt and the light!” I’m not sure why I started doing this, but it has most definitely become a thing. At four and seven, they don’t have their MDiv, they don’t care a thing about correct […]

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Lessons from Lucy

  V.I.P. I walked upstairs a few weeks ago, only to find yet another make-believe room scene in process – this is not odd, ever since Lucy was two and a half, she has been the master of such scenarios. That day, she had created a classroom environment, carrying small furniture from all over the […]

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