When there’s nothing in the tank, there is more
State of Wonder: 2021 Year in Review
A small-scale tour of the goodness of God in 2021.
Twenty years since 9/11, and where are we now?
Home is where the squirrel-hole is: How we ended up buying That One House (and what God has planned for it)
You know that scary house everyone whispers about? We bought it.
Pierced for love: 7 years of service, a lifetime of devotion
I’m thinking of getting a new piercing. But it’s probably not one you’re thinking of.
State of Wonder: One year later
104 things I want to tell you about my year of covid but probably never will
All things means all things
Philippians 4:13 isn’t just for football players and actors. It’s also for the impossible everyday.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who was pretty and clever and heartless….
State of Wonder: 21 in ’21
I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions, but when I do, it’s about progress, not perfection.
A sacrifice of thanks
REAL TALK: I am not feeling terribly thankful today.I know, my privilege is showing. Bear with me.I’m an expat. I moved to Canada in 2006 and am wildly happy here, but I always make a holiday pilgrimage back to Missouri. It’s a tradition of nostalgia and belonging that recenters me in my family of origin. …
Happy (re)birthday to me
Ancient Jewish culture had this marvelous practice of “shmita” (שמיטה), which literally means to “release” or “let go.” Everything they did fell under this seven-year cycle. Going into it, agricultural land lay fallow, and at the end, debts were forgiven and slaves were freed. It was a year-long sabbatical for life, mirroring God’s rest on …
No one is good except God (or: how I learned to stop worrying and love Black Lives Matter)
This is not about platforms, organizations, agendas, or performance. This is about all of humanity getting free from sin. Our liberation is bound up together.