Vlog Episode 2

The Sermon I listened to today: God Is Good, God is Present and He is Not Silent [Read more…]

Suffering and the Mind/Body Connection in Mental Illness

Over the last month or so, I’ve felt debilitatingly sad and overwhelmed. A feeling that was reinforced every time I learned more about Planned Parenthood, saw the orange, hazy smoke outside my window from the fires and every time I visited with my dear (incarcerated) sister online. She should not be locked up and the [Read More…]

Little Things

I’ve been resting and it has felt so very good. A couple months ago, we purchased a small home and I am still unpacking. Books mostly. When a liberal arts major and a bookworm marry, the result is several wonderfully geeky children and a house filled to the brim with books. We have thousands despite [Read More…]

The Hospital Story That Won’t Go Viral

I have a three-year-old son. You know that saying that a little boy is just noise with dirt on it? Yep, that is our Liam. A couple nights ago, around 10:30pm, when he should have been asleep, Liam fell over the guard rail of his sister’s top bunk bed. I heard the thud from the [Read More…]

Of the Good Father and Appliances

We are completely moved into our new house! Of course, when I say moved in, I mean that everything is in or on the premises. Boxes are still piled high, but we are methodically unpacking them, one by one. Already we’ve met many of our neighbors. One brought a lovely house plant to welcome us. [Read More…]

Worth It

Horrible and scary things are happening all around the world right now. As Christians, we must trust that God is ultimately good and ultimately able to stop each and every one of those bad things, but He has chosen not to because He has a better reason to allow them. This has been true in [Read More…]

Good

It is such a gift to have a Dr who calls you personally to check in. Even more so that she is level-headed. She reminds me that it is normal to feel a bit numb after starting a medication because I felt everything too acutely. Doh! I feel like an idiot for not seeing the [Read More…]

Wanted: True Friends (and 10 Steps to Finding Them)

I had my first BFF when I was 5 or 6 years old. One day, I unintentionally sinned against her. She forgave me, but I felt the weight of my sin so acutely¬†that I couldn’t be around her anymore without feeling shame. In retrospect, I realize it was probably my fault that our friendship failed. [Read More…]

Snares of Parenthood

How often do we grasp at our children’s lives? We are so careful, so particular, so confident we can save them if we try hard enough, know enough, do enough. We break fellowship with our neighbors over what type of birth we want for our babies and whether or not we vaccinate them. We make [Read More…]

Glimpsing Glory

We had the opportunity to go back and worship with the saints at Trinity Reformed Church yesterday. They are starting a new series on marriage and yesterday was the first installment. It was excellent , but that is not the point of this post. ¬†It was after the sermon, before prayer and communion (I think? [Read More…]