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the fellowship of the unashamed

I can’t bring myself to part with the Bible I’ve had since I was a teenager. Every time I try to start over with a new one, it just feels… wrong. Sterile. Clean, fresh, and new in all the worst ways. So I inevitably return to my old faithful, held together with duct tape, glue,...
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live the questions now

proof of life

My calendar tells me it’s the first day of spring. The winter temps that keep creeping back in beg to differ. So does my heart. The past few months? They’ve been crazy hard. For a long list of reasons. And when I look ahead to the next few months? The horizon gives me no reason to...
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may i carry her heart along with her name…

Cancer may have taken my incredible namesake, but it never beat her. One of the strongest, most faithful, joyful, and steadfast women I’ve ever known, she fought to the end and finished well. If along with her name, I can bear even half her strength, a fraction of her courage, and a...
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i’m terrified of being brave

How different would things be if I approached each situation, each person, with bravery? That’s the question that’s been bumping around my head since last autumn. It’s gnawed at me — challenging me to make hard choices, nudging me to open my mouth, inspiring me to move past...
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