Four True Things

Here are four true things, regardless of your gender, but maybe particularly important for women. Sometimes it is easy to feel disqualified or less than as a woman in Christian places since the dominant story has, for a long time, been one where women are not to teach or preach or yadayadayadapatricarchyisbiblicalduh nonsense. But I … Continue reading Four True Things

The Library is my BFF {Quick Lit – August Books}

I breezed through a dozen books last month, with nearly no non-fiction in the middle three weeks. I needed that non-fiction break! Here's what I read in August! Everything was from the library. I think in October I really need to address my unread and owned bookshelf. It's also a little out of control. But … Continue reading The Library is my BFF {Quick Lit – August Books}

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton {Review}

Even though this book is finely tuned for pastors and leaders in church, it's useful for anyone. We all lead somehow. We all need to find ways to listen for God and take care of our own souls. We are all spiritual people in the midst of an everyday life filled with unruly demands and … Continue reading Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton {Review}

Just Five Things {the kind side}

Notes of creative encouragement: It's ok not to know why you're drawn to these creative projects. You don't have to explain it to anyone. Be free to do the things that call to you and ignore the things that don't. Explore! It's ok to be a beginner. You belong right here.  Just because what you're doing … Continue reading Just Five Things {the kind side}

Rain {Five Minute Friday and a writerly opportunity}

As far as I remember, it has rained all of once in the last three months. The sidewalk chalk was gradually wearing off scuff by little scuff. One of our trees seems to have chosen to let a few leaves go by the wayside. Hopefully those parts of the tree will just come back next … Continue reading Rain {Five Minute Friday and a writerly opportunity}