Quiet: emerging from my summer writing sabbatical.

I took a sabbatical from my blog this summer. I didn’t make an announcement—maybe I should have done. I didn’t. Nothing was wrong, my life just became very focused. We were managing an enormous transition and my attention needed to be elsewhere. Upon reflection, I noticed that my body and spirit knew I needed the … More Quiet: emerging from my summer writing sabbatical.

Holy S***** Detours

Have you ever had to take a detour? I certainly have—it’s so annoying. There is a direct route to your destination, but this big obnoxious orange sign appears and says, “Nope.” That was my whole week—maybe even my whole year up to this point. I could see where I was going with my writing and … More Holy S***** Detours

When I don’t know what to do, I look for light.

My husband and I recently watched the mini-series Broken on the streaming service BritBox. The show stars Sean Bean, an incredible actor you may recognize from his more popular titles like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, The Frankenstein Chronicles, or Snowpiercer. Even if you only remember Sean Bean as the actor who dies … More When I don’t know what to do, I look for light.

How keeping a potted plant alive reminded me of my need for Jesus.

Last month, my friend Kelsey guided an eager and eclectic group of women through a series of spiritual disciplines connected by the overarching theme of thirst. We read through Psalm 42 together, meditated on the longing and spiritual thirst expressed by the psalmist, talked about deer pants (a story for another day), savored biscotti, and … More How keeping a potted plant alive reminded me of my need for Jesus.