Monthly Archives: August 2014

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God Actually Died

See Mary weeping, “Where is He laid?” As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb; Hears a voice speaking, calling her name; It’s the Master, the Lord raised to life again! The voice that spans the years, Speaking life, stirring hope, bringing peace to us, Will sound till He appears, For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!  Last week […]


Surprise Me.

“When’s your birthday, sweetie?” my kind-hearted co-worker asked earlier this week. “It’s over Christmas break, there’ll be enough parties to go around by then. Don’t worry about it.” I smiled “Oh, we do desserts for everyone’s birthday dear. So what’s that date then? And what flavor of dessert would you like?” “Well… It’s December 27. […]


When It’s Not About Me Anymore

  My “About Me” page is no longer about me. It says that I’m teaching third grade in Guadalajara. It says I lived in Nashville, past tense. It says I’m a traveler. It says I’m finding good and loving people a million miles from home.   Remarkably, some of that is still true, but not […]


An Open Apology to Those Who Need to Hear It

I wrote this a while ago to my little brother. I asked if I could publish it because I realized that other people might need to hear it too, especially after reading articles like Vicky Beeching’s brave and heartbreaking interview this week. And then I realized that more than any of that, there might be […]

Interrupted, by Jen Hatmaker.


About a month ago, I promised I would read an advance copy of this book and blog about it. At that point, I was blogging 2-3 times a week and had been all year. I was reading books and thinking about them all the time and it seemed like a simple commitment. And then I […]



I keep getting lost. Not really lost so much as missing my exit or turning the wrong way down the road. If you know me at all, this is not surprising news (I am notoriously bad at choosing even which direction to turn down a hallway when leaving a room). I am directionally challenged, but this is […]