Keeping Kinship @ Joy of It

Our phones these days hold many clues about our lives. But the simple group text in my messages labeled BFFs tells you nothing of the foundation of love that led to its treasured existence. There are three of us closely connected, and we couldn’t tell you how exactly it happened if you asked. We didn’t haveContinue reading “Keeping Kinship @ Joy of It”

Hope in the Face of Death @ Joy of It

I grew up surrounded by my Grandfather’s bookshelves. Stacked high with the Romantics, Victorians, and Transcendentalists, myriads of voices lined up in rows, classics which birthed my love for the written word. Sitting beneath these towers of authors’ musings intensified all the world’s beauty. So it only felt right that I read a sonnet fromContinue reading “Hope in the Face of Death @ Joy of It”

Four Questions to Ask When Complacency Calls @Christianity Today’s Women Leaders

My husband recently teased, “What are you freedom fighting this week?” I snickered, because we both know how my empathetic tendencies get ignited when bedlam wreaks havoc on our broken world, and within the people to which we minister. I want to always be ready to battle for hurting people while pointing them to theContinue reading “Four Questions to Ask When Complacency Calls @Christianity Today’s Women Leaders”

“Working with a Team Means Better Care” @ Christianity Today’s Women Leaders

“‘It’s weird.’ These were not the words I wanted to hear from my son’s pediatrician. For weeks the good doctor had been trying to diagnose what was going on with my son. Lab tests, examinations, ultrasounds; my five-year-old had been given the full work-up. Now, as I sat on the phone in the corner ofContinue reading ““Working with a Team Means Better Care” @ Christianity Today’s Women Leaders”