Searching for Balance in Our Digital World (Part 2)

(Click here to read Part One) Sometimes the noise, the sheer volume of information and distraction and need at every turn, leaves me feeling a bit panicked and bedraggled. I have invited the noise of marriage, four children, homeschooling, a homestead and a community of friends and neighbors and extended family and all that comes … Continue reading Searching for Balance in Our Digital World (Part 2)

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What “GOD’S MARRIAGE = ONE MAN + ONE WOMAN” Means to Me

We drive by a giant church on a hill on our way to school every week. I don't remember the name of this church. I know it is built of brown brick. And that it sits high enough above the road that you would see for miles were you to stand on its doorstep. The … Continue reading What “GOD’S MARRIAGE = ONE MAN + ONE WOMAN” Means to Me

Is there any way to know in the beginning that each season will be hard and good and missed?

My oldest is turning 13. My second born hits double digits in two weeks. My third child started kindergarten this year. And for the first time ever since becoming a mother, my baby turned four with no younger sibling on the way or having just arrived. We have entered into a new season. May marks … Continue reading Is there any way to know in the beginning that each season will be hard and good and missed?

Church.com: Jesus and Doctrine According to Google

First, a few things I feel compelled to include before I continue- 1. I feel zero resentment towards people who are religious. Zero. My qualms are with the system only. I think that is an important distinction and if I ever stray from that I hope you will let me know. 2. I don't want … Continue reading Church.com: Jesus and Doctrine According to Google

I had one chance to show her Love. And I spent it debating theology.

We were a few days into a week of Bible camp. I had helped lead a Bible class that morning. I was in high school.¬†Outspoken. Zealous. Genuine. I had attended this camp for years, it was the same camp my parents attended when they were teenagers. Camp was my second home, the staff and campers … Continue reading I had one chance to show her Love. And I spent it debating theology.