Standing with the Oppressed

Are you a midwife or a king?

Are you a midwife or a king? Does the question strike you as odd? What does it have to do with standing with the oppressed. Let me explain. I believe we Christians have gotten off course. The focus has shifted from valuing life to that of personal blessing and kingship. We thank God for parking […]

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My Children Just Planned My Funeral

How will we be remembered?

Yesterday, I walked into the kitchen to discover my funeral preparations. It started off innocent enough. One of my daughters was flipping through our wedding pictures and asked if we had bubbles at our funeral. The other two laughed correcting her mistake reminding her it was a wedding and not a funeral. And then the […]

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Intentional Living: Is there joy in self-forgetfulness?

Think Again: Relief from the Burden of Introspection

We live in a world that conditions us to narcissism and self-promotion. But I wonder what it would look like to let go of self, to live our lives intentionally. I wonder if joy can be found in self-forgetfulness. Self-forgetfulness is counter-cultural. Intentional living is outward focused when the world screams that we spend more […]

Ethical Fashion.

What is it and does it matter?

What if you could change the world by living an intentional life? What would that look like? How would your everyday choices change the world we live in? Would little things like knowing who made our clothes actually make a difference? Two weeks ago I would have told you ethical fashion is a nice thought […]

What is Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday is a new tradition in my world. I grew up in a church that did not partake in all of Holy Week (the time between Palm Sunday and Easter). We did the two Sundays BIG. Palm Sunday was filled with music, scripture, and palm leaves while Easter was a celebration complete with¬†guest musicians, […]