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Why I walked away from my leadership position at a megachurch (and why I’m ready to talk about it now).

Ministry

Why I walked away from my leadership position at a megachurch (and why I’m ready to talk about it now).

1 year ago

There has been momentum when it comes to women in the church serving in positions where their voice is not only heard, but influential in making decisions amongst leadership. I am so happy about that. The more I serve in the church, the more I see men and women fighting to make the necessary and difficult changes to make more room at the table (both[...]

Can generosity solve the problem of school shootings in America?

Family Life

Can generosity solve the problem of school shootings in America?

3 years ago

This morning millions of mothers sent their kids off to school. I, myself, just sent my 3 kids off to school. Which is fine, moms send their kids to school, but when its only hours after 17 people lost their lives during one of the deadliest school shootings our country has seen, it’s anything but fine. Words cannot even describe the feeling, the sick, sinking[...]

five ways to get over yourself.

Family Life

five ways to get over yourself.

4 years ago

Because lists are fun... Listen.  When someone else is talking.  Actually listen. This is not a skill that comes supernaturally to me.  It’s a discipline I have to practice.  Like going to bed on time, or only eating 1 s'more as opposed to 5 (this is a real problem for me), or doing laundry more than twice a month.  I can do it, all of[...]

power struggle.

Ministry

power struggle.

4 years ago

This past week, I have had to debate with my kids about a bunch of stupid stuff.   Why you can’t shoot water guns in the house, why we don’t wear makeup at the age of 8, why we need to brush our teeth for longer than 2 seconds, why two pieces of bread on top of each other is not a sandwich, why peeing near[...]

pee smell.

"Deep" Thoughts

pee smell.

5 years ago

I’d had visions of driving my minivan off a cliff for some time.  It’d been the family vehicle for 6 years.  We got it when I was 8 months pregnant with baby number 2, add one more child to the mix, THOUSANDS of miles, every stain, spill and bodily fluid truly known to man.  A four year old who called the section between his seat[...]

baby fix.

Family Life

baby fix.

5 years ago

I went and saw a new baby today.  It was so wonderful, number one, because I am not having any more babies.  All of us ladies who are past that stage of life know, we need our fix from time to time.  Number two, there is just something so beautiful and inspiring about being around a newborn.  The whole world in front of them.  Life,[...]

bold.

Ministry

bold.

5 years ago

My first boss of my first job out of college nicknamed me “Katrina”.  The year was 2005 and she was referring to one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit our country...Hurricane Katrina.  I started this job in July 2005 and by the end of August 2005, Hurricane Katrina was headline news.   One month into my career and it was obvious that my[...]

first time listener.

"Deep" Thoughts

first time listener.

5 years ago

Tomorrow is the last day of school for my 1st grader and Begindergartener.  And I am more than thrilled.  I can’t take one more minute in the pick up line (see previous post about my shame here), I can’t check the folder, I just so genuinely could care less about what is in that folder at this point.  And packing lunch, well yes, while so[...]

cheerleaders.

Ministry

cheerleaders.

5 years ago

You know what this world needs more of?   Cheerleaders! Once upon a time I was never a cheerleader.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I wanted to be a cheerleader.  I tried out for cheerleading.  Twice.  However, the cards were definitely not stacked in my favor.  If you don’t know me, then let me paint the picture.  I am not a small person.  For 33,[...]

don’t belong here.

"Deep" Thoughts

don’t belong here.

5 years ago

I was recently shopping with a friend at the local outlet mall {because that’s what moms who are in their 30s do}.  She needed clothes for a trip and I needed an excuse to leave the house. While shopping at a store I’ve been to a ton of times, I see an adorable flowy-blousy shirt that I must have.  I grab it to try on.[...]