During Holy week we find Jesus flipping the tables in the temple. Oh we love this passage … here is our God, our Savior, our meek and loving Jesus fully ticked off. Oh hooray! A Jesus we can relate to. We who are seldom meek, and we who are weary of trying to be loving, can wrap ... Read More about Flipping Tables with Jesus
Sunday marks Palm Sunday and the Christian world’s entry into Holy Week. As a global people we will mark the last week of Jesus’ life, the Last Supper and the birth of our practice of communion, Jesus’ arrest, crucifixion, death … and glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday. Whoa… it’s a big ... Read More about Journeying with Women this Holy Week.
The expectations of the Christmas season for moms is often a soul sucking stew of June Cleaver, Mrs. Claus, and your mother. Somehow, once a year, in the rapid pace of the 21st century we are supposed to pile on the expectations of women 70 years ago, and make it all work. In March we buy some ... Read More about Give a Joyful Christmas to Yourself Mommas
I recently heard the comparison that when women look for a “mentor” they are really looking for a female Jesus. Praise Hands. It's so true, right? If I just had A Mentor, I could … you fill in the blank. We think of the idea of A Mentor as the singular, wise, older woman of faith who will ... Read More about Micro-Mentors are the New Mentors
There is a distinct difference between a traveler and a tourist, but once you learn it, and experience it, you will never go back. A traveler goes into the world to experience new places, meet new people, and bring some of that place back in the form of personal growth. A tourist goes to a new ... Read More about Five Tips to Being a Traveler Not a Tourist
Advent family devotions are my favorite 25 nights of the year. With teenagers these days, things do look different than they did when the girls were little. I wanted to reshare a piece I wrote when our youngest was 4. Family devotions are not always easy - some years they feel downright ... Read More about Emily burned down the house.