Sunsets and Droughts

Today I’m over at Deeper Story thinking about the complications of gratefulness: how sometimes beauty exists because something else is broken. And what does it mean to be thankful then? (It’s also interesting to note that I wrote this a couple of weeks ago. Since then, we’ve been coated in five straight days of rain, [Read More...]

First Day: The Holding and the Letting Go

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For months we’ve been talking about this. This thing is coming. This change. When all the baby wears off and all that’s left is the kid, the child. All those years that felt eternal. And suddenly–poof–he jumps on his bike and rides ahead of you while you run to keep up. You take Sunday off [Read More...]

Marriage and the Growing Up of Us

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When did we grow up? It wasn’t then, when we stood in the mountain meadow, flowers in my hair. And your hair, oh, honey. Your hair was such a mess. It took you four years to believe me that conditioner would do you good. That product would REALLY do you good. You stood in that [Read More...]

One Good Phrase: Annie Barnett (Everyone is learning)

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I love Annie Barnett because the kindness that shows up in her writing and visual art is an actual reflection of who she is. I love her because she is an artist soul and when you see her illustrations, you feel a sort of hope. Last year, she wrote here about the sacred work of [Read More...]

For Brooksie, on his 2nd birthday (A Thankful Tuesday post, of sorts)

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  Brooksie, when I got you out of bed on your second birthday, I whispered. It was 6:30 and your brother was asleep next door; the neighbors were asleep downstairs. I hate worrying about noise. I wanted to bust in with a guitar and serenade you. (If only I could play.) I wanted to shout [Read More...]

True all the way through (A Deeper Church post)

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I’m very excited to officially announce that I’m joining the ranks at A Deeper Church, a new channel of the site A Deeper Story. I’ve been following A Deeper Story as long as it’s been in existence, admiring the writers and loving how the blog has sought to both ask hard questions of the Church [Read More...]


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