Birthing Hope by Rachel Marie Stone {book review}

Birthing Hope: Giving Fear to the Light by Rachel Marie Stone "God as a warrior doesn't do much for me, but I cherish the image of God as a laboring woman. The book of Isaiah joins the two images closely enough that I can imagine they share more in common than I might have suspected: … Continue reading Birthing Hope by Rachel Marie Stone {book review}

Success {Five Minute Friday}

Is there any such thing as success? Is it about how big we get, how rich we get, or if we do what we set out to do? Will we ever arrive? I don't think so. Maybe if we're talking about money we might classify someone as a success or being successful. But not so … Continue reading Success {Five Minute Friday}

Loyal {Five Minute Friday}

Part of living life creatively means jumping in with two feet and being loyal to your vision of what is possible. It is easy to get discouraged with your progress or lack, with your ability to forge ahead or tendency to pause longer than you'd like, or anything else where your confidence gets a nudge … Continue reading Loyal {Five Minute Friday}

Whole-list-ical (3.20.17)

Lately I've been feeling a touch resentful of life in general and how things never quite resolve. Somehow I'm only newly learning that even though life does tend to 'work out' it usuallydoesn't  happen before the next thing gets confangled and convoluted. There's nearly always something that needs to get fixed before you think life … Continue reading Whole-list-ical (3.20.17)

And we continue on. {wholemama faith}

Where is the line that draws between the middle of what was and what is? The line that marks the turning of a head to glance behind or the focusing of the eyes on things at hand? How do we keep ourselves in careful love of present and not fall to always wondering what might have been … Continue reading And we continue on. {wholemama faith}

Like a whiff of warm cookies – Wild in the Hollow by Amber C Haines {book review}

Wild in the Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way Home by Amber C. Haines I loved this book. I simultaneously wanted to linger and inhale every phrase. Wild in the Hollow is about coming to terms with life as it is. It's about chasing and hoping and crashing into a world where God is … Continue reading Like a whiff of warm cookies – Wild in the Hollow by Amber C Haines {book review}

Hope is Prophetic {#wholemama and soul calm 20/31}

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 A version I read once reads 'may you overflow with confident hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." This is where my … Continue reading Hope is Prophetic {#wholemama and soul calm 20/31}

Hopefully Churching – {Guest Post at Circling the Story}

As chance would have it, here's another dose of hope for today :)  A big hope in the middle of change rather than the small hope I wrote about earlier.  l realize I haven't written about our church switch much here. It's a topic I've had to feel out over the course of this year. … Continue reading Hopefully Churching – {Guest Post at Circling the Story}