An Invitation to Serve Anyway

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I am living one of the busiest seasons of my life right now. As we speak. I tinkered with my book for four years before I got a book deal. And during the fifteen months since then, I slammed myself into it. My days have been a whirlwind of trying to find the time and [Read More...]

An Invitation to be Lonely

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  My husband’s out of town this week and we’ve now made it through one time change, one school day (we were thirty minutes late, but who’s judging?), six meals, one stopped-up toilet, one new battery on the fire alarm, and two whole days without him. There’s this weird feeling I have when I’m home [Read More...]

An invitation into the Mystery of Easter

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  I’ve mentioned here several times that I’ve been teaching the Godly Play curriculum to third graders at my church. And, just to be honest here, I still don’t know how I feel about Godly Play. Somedays I love it and somedays I worry it’s too vague for the minds of little children. Somedays I [Read More...]

An invitation to be ready (to be needy)

I chase my almost-three-year-old around the bedroom with the batman t-shirt. He busts out of the doorway and sprints for the living room, squealing. “I’m not going to chase you around,” I say, even though–let’s tell the truth–I’m pretty desperate here. We’ve got to get in the car to make it to school on time [Read More...]

Making Space, Part 2 (Let’s be practical here.)

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  So on Tuesday I wrote about the idea of “Making Space” as a spiritual practice. As I go through this series on Invitation, I can assure you that I’m just trying these ideas on for myself. Sometimes my posts can be super abstract. If I were a reader of me, I’d probably complain that [Read More...]

An Invitation to Make Space

  A couple of weeks ago I shared how, after a difficult season of living with daily emotional stress and anxiety related to the neighbors below us, we moved. And on that first day in our new home, as I stood on our deck, looking out on our new backyard a beautifully clear afternoon, the [Read More...]


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