The mothering God gives

By |2018-03-02T16:33:20-06:00May 11th, 2015|

Mother's Day can be rough. If you're childless but not by choice, if you recently lost your mom, if you have ever lost a child, Mother's Day can simply hurt. If you're in a mothering [...]

Solitude (in community)

By |2018-03-02T16:36:05-06:00March 3rd, 2015|

One of our readings this week was titled "Alone." We considered the call to come away with Christ, to spend time in his presence without distractions, without others. The call to solitude is a call [...]

A monastic approach to motherhood

By |2018-03-02T16:38:48-06:00January 20th, 2015|

I’m excited to welcome Micha Boyett, author of Found: A Story of Questions, Grace and Everyday Prayer, to the blog today and tomorrow for a little interview. First, my short review of Found: Being a [...]

Of babies and bathwater

By |2018-03-02T16:40:16-06:00March 21st, 2014|

“In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity.” This quote, often attributed to Augustine, is believed to have been actually penned by a seventeenth century German Lutheran theologian, Rupertus Meldenius, urging Christians to get [...]

Join us at Moms Together

By |2018-03-02T16:41:00-06:00June 27th, 2013|

Parenting isn't easy--but it's even harder if you try to go it alone. The good news is, you don't have to! That's why I'm a huge fan of Moms Together, an online community that draws [...]

The favor of God

By |2018-03-02T16:42:56-06:00December 19th, 2012|

The sun has not shone here in the midwest for days. In this deep and dark December, I'm aware of my own shortcomings, my own mistakes--the darkness of pride, discontent, anger inside me. Life has [...]

Do you really believe God loves you?

By |2012-11-07T12:39:32-06:00November 7th, 2012|

God loves each of us like an only child, St. Augustine observed. Do you believe this? How can we really embrace this truth? One day at a time, one moment at a time. If you're [...]

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