A few years ago, when I began my 40 Day Sabbath experiment, I knew that community was a necessary aspect of living into daily Sabbath moments. Along with the blog, I encouraged people to participate in conversation together a little more personally by interacting together in our closed group on Facebook. It has turned into… Continue reading A Sabbath Experiment… on Facebook
“The desert is a dangerous place. Nobody goes there unless they really have to…” These are the words that begin countless Godly Play stories. These stories share the history of God’s people, where they came from, where they went, and most importantly how God met them wherever they were, guided them, protected them, and gave… Continue reading Why I Love the Wilderness
This prayer was used at the end of my baptism retreat with children in pre-school through fourth grade and their parents. We stood in a circle and I led the prayer by walking along the inside of the circle, leading the different sounds, I would say the words of prayer over the storm sounds we… Continue reading Rain Prayer
My reflections after participating in the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women, 2015.
I was around 25 years old when I claimed Feminist as part of my personal identity. It took me that long to realize that’s what it was, even though my whole life had already been thriving due to those principles. It took a man to help me realize this and claim this identity; although, it was women who had been laying down the path for me up until that point. It took all of them to help me reach that place where I could realize that being a feminist, owning that label, was crucial to my identity and crucial to being a part of the change I wished to see in the world.
I remember the day I finally set my mind to it. That morning, I had met with my male advisor, and after some talking he asked if I considered myself a feminist. I said no for all…
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Matthew 25:1-13 ‘Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the… Continue reading Kingdom Now
John 20:19-31 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and… Continue reading Closed Doors
I have always considered myself a forgiving person. I grew up in a Lutheran household with a Lutheran Pastor as my father. We regularly discussed grace, the Trinity, and all sorts of theological ideas. Even with this foundation, the personal experience of grace and forgiveness remains indescribably life changing. I experienced one such definitive moment… Continue reading The Miracle of Forgiveness
A few years ago I began a Sabbath Experiment. If you are interested in dedicating 40 days to this experiment, please visit my previous blog, A Sabbath Experiment. This link will lead you to my earliest posts explaining the process. If you have any questions, please contact me and let me know how I can… Continue reading A Sabbath Experiment
I am a Christian because I believe in the transformative power of Christ. There is no other way for me to say it. Without transformation, “being a Christian” is just talk. Transformation means being wrong. It means vulnerability and openness. It means admitting that maybe you aren’t a complete, perfect, finished product – that maybe… Continue reading I am a Christian