Wonder Women of the Early Church

I’ve seen so much going around recently about how good the movie Wonder Woman is.  I haven’t seen it yet, though I would like to.  But it has been making me think of two women I have learned about recently who would totally qualify as “wonder women”, in my opinion.  Reading about their lives gets…

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the History of America

“Most of us got an education that said, ‘Europe is awesome.  That’s all you need to know.”   That is a quote from a conference I recently attended on race, class, and the kingdom of God.  And it resonated with me.  As a white girl growing up mostly in the South, I was not taught…

The Silent March of the Mean Girls

In one of the most recent episodes of the show Black-ish, there was a line that I have not been able to get out of my head since I heard it.  In discussing the recent election, one of the characters in the office (Daphne) asks one her co-workers (Lucy) where all her white sisters were…

The Leading Lady

There’s a scene in the movie the Holiday where Arthur (my favorite character) tells Iris (Kate Winslet’s character) that she is supposed to be the leading lady in the-holidayher own life but that for some reason, she behaves like she’s the supporting role.   While I’ve always appreciated the scene in the movie, I had…

Why I Stopped Doing Yoga

Namaste.   Commonly said when practicing yoga, for some reason I just always assumed it was a word that meant “peace.”  Instead, it is actually a Hindu  greeting that is translated “I bow to the divine in you.”   Back in the spring, I became slightly obsessed with yoga.  Life was crazy, and I felt…

For the Unseen Mamas

The night before Mother’s Day I sat in my bed with my phone, scrolling through pictures of my children and re-watching recent videos of them.  I felt the smile spread across my face as I looked upon their sweetness and their joy.  I felt enveloped in the gift of motherhood and completely blown away that…

Cute Mom or Wet, Tired Dog?

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a women’s conference called “Pursue the Passion” with one of my best friends and our little babies. The worship leader was Meredith Andrews and the keynote speaker was Jen Hatmaker (my blogger/speaker/author crush), so it was pretty much a dream come true.   I caught a…

The Big Rocks

Recently Jordan and I have felt pretty weary. Or maybe we’ve felt that way this whole past year. I’m too tired to think much past today, but I think that’s right. I think we’ve felt this way all year. Perhaps it’s the fact that we kicked the year off with the loss of our second…

The Waiting Room

Yesterday I had my 30 week pre-natal OB appointment. As I sat in the waiting room, I watched a couple walk back in from the Ultrasound room. They had the fresh pictures of their little baby folded up and gripped tightly. They both sat down and didn’t say a word to each other. They didn’t…

Although He was a Son

“Following Jesus is a lifelong journey, filled with glorious mountaintops and low, dark valleys.” – From She Reads Truth, Hebrews Study Since our loss, I have found that I have become more fearful for Riley’s life.  There are many nights when I will feel completely gripped by terror, as horrific images enter my mind of…

Prone to Leave the God I Love

It’s interesting: if you had asked either Jordan or I just a week ago about how we have been doing with our loss lately, we would both have answered “fine!”  We might say something along the lines of, “Of course we are still sad and miss our son, but overall we have been doing fine…

Confessions of an iPhone Mom

(Have you seen this video yet ^? If not, it is well worth the 5 minutes, I promise!) There has only been one time in my life that I fasted for Lent. It was 4 years ago, and I had given up the gym. I know, I know – sounds like a great fast, right?…