I like making declarations for the new year. I feel like it centers and gives me focus and direction for the year ahead. These themed confessions I take part in each year haven’t required planning or plotting— they just are. The same way I wake up and know I have brown eyes, one December morning … Continue reading Dogged in the Year of the Dog
Today I want to write on a topic that I am embarrassed to say I have never addressed in this space before. I think that there are a lot of Christians - Evangelical or otherwise, who don't know what to do about the LGBTQ+ conversation, which has become the elephant in the church. So many times I … Continue reading The Elephant I Can No Longer Ignore
"self reflection (4)" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Idhren I like to step into every new year with a specific focus in mind. This year my theme was "Live Free". Truth be told, I would have to say that from 2014 - 2015 I have spent much of my "public life" walking on eggshells and being hyper-vigilant about things I … Continue reading The Cost of Living Free
It's funny how a year has its way of sneaking up on you. About a year ago I announced that I had made the decision to quit my job to become a stay at home parent. I was a ball of nerves this time last year about what our future would look like without me working. … Continue reading My Year of Eating Crow
I read a lot of children's books. A LOT. In fact, so far this year 84 out of the 95 books I have read are children's books. 80 of those 84 are picture books. However, it never occurred to me until recently to start searching for books about autism inclusion/acceptance (at least not children's books). … Continue reading 3 Picture Books That Promote Autism Acceptance
I usually share this graphic at Christmastime (which you can buy here) however, I found it appropriate today as we reflect on the present reality of our Risen Lord. Here we see Eve being comforted by Mary (preggo with Jesus). This is such a powerful image. I especially love the fact that Mary is crushing … Continue reading Daughters of Eve, You Get To Be Free!
When I think about "coming out" as an Egalitarian I think about Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". "It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags." There were no bells. There were no whistles. I did not shout to the rooftops the praises of my righteously indignant people. … Continue reading The One About Coming Out as Egalitarian