From the moment we find out we are pregnant, we can't help but worry - about miscarriage, about a health baby, about how we keep a baby alive when we go home, about daycare, about the ONE MILLION things that could go wrong at any time, on any day. It's just there. But I just… Continue reading Worry & Parenting
My God, My God...Why have you forsaken me? -Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34 It's a mournful day, so it always seemed odd to call it "good." But I get it - without this day, without HIS SACRIFICE, none of us would have the hope and the future that we do. Without this day, there is no… Continue reading Good Friday in the Gospels: HOPE
On Monday night, Julia and I ventured out to a VBS for women. I'd heard it advertised on the radio, and we figured, why not? We really enjoyed the speakers, and I took away two major messages that I am now trying to remind myself of daily. The first is that JOY is a choice.… Continue reading Joy
I know that this has already had oodles of media coverage, but I just can't help but write more about the flooding here in Nashville. Let's talk about some positive developments that have come up since Monday. We are finally receiving some national attention: the president has declared us a disaster area, which means we… Continue reading On The Bright Side…We ARE Nashville.
I must admit that some years, I make a much bigger deal out of Lent than other years. It is meant to be a time of sacrifice and repentance, honoring the 4o days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness. Many years I've given up sweets or soda. Some years I haven't given up anything, too caught up… Continue reading Ash Wednesday
I hear that phrase a lot: "I've given my life to Jesus." It can be found especially frequently in the stories of those who have risen out of dire circumstances, and become admirable citizens of life. They have flipped their lives around, committing to goodness and hope. I love hearing these stories and drawing inspiration… Continue reading Giving your life to Jesus