When the bed isn’t made, something has gone awry. I can think back to being young and having no problem taking this very demanding task of making my bed and owning it like a boss … because I could, and because I liked order. Moving on to high school I liked that Destiny’s Child song … More (Almost) Happily dependent
“Kids say the darndest things.” Forget that. ADULTS say the darndest things… me included. Words are unwieldy things … powerful, difficult to manage. I’ve thought of this a lot lately as I assess the things I say to coworkers, friends and family. I miss the mark many times. But words aren’t powerful in and of … More The things we say …
Goosebumps: Those prickly and strange things that show up in moments of fear, wonder, excitement, or with a sudden gust of a chilly breeze. Vikki translation. On this particular Sunday, I felt them in a new way. As my husband and I stood stage right during worship in our makeshift sanctuary + basketball gym + … More A song that haunts
Ahhhh, May. I love May, always have. It’s a time of transition and change, and I actually don’t mind change. Think about it. May is the time when cold winter temps are driven out by warm, breezy days, sweaters and cumbersome “I have no neck” scarves replaced by shorts and sandals. When you were younger, … More Navigating transition … and trim
This article was published on Relevantmagazine.com Feb. 17, 2016. Hi, all. Just posting a recent article I got to share on Relevant’s website. Love their content and was so happy to be able to contribute! The concept of “submission” has long been a sticky subject in Christian circles. The term often conjures up pictures of ’50s housewives … More What submission actually means
Nestled in the Bible toward the end of Genesis, what to me reads like an epic drama fit for the “big screen,” is an unexpected, heart-wrenching caution from one of scripture’s early heroes, and it came at just the right time for me. Years after being sold into slavery … by his brothers … kept … More Forgive AND forget? Eh, maybe.
It was a Sunday like any other. In years-past I would’ve despised hearing it described that way … “like any other.” I waited for the announcements and welcome to guests, 3-4 song worship set, video and three point sermon to finish. I appeared tuned in, took notes like I always do, and even felt those … More When God interrupts routine
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Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. For the majority, it’s a time defined by eating and shopping … a lot. It’s when people get into the “Christmas spirit,” and everywhere focus more on giving to those in need. And it’s when families and friends gather ‘round in restaurants, kitchens and living rooms … More The most wonderful time of the year
If you’re a girl and you’ve spent any amount of time in church, you’ve probably heard about the mighty Proverbs 31 woman. Just in case you haven’t, let me break it down. In the last chapter of Proverbs, King Lemuel recounts some sage advice from his mom – including tips for recognizing a good wife. … More Biblical womanhood beyond Proverbs 31