A Sabbath Experiment… on Facebook

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

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Why I Love the Wilderness

“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

The Kingdom Among Us

My reflections after participating in the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women, 2015.

ELCA Young Adult Cohort

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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The Miracle of Forgiveness

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