January 28, 2019

Someone close to our family is getting an abortion today. It’s ironic that I have found myself in this situation, in this relationship, in this moment, when it seems like social media has blown up with mostly hypothetical discussions around the morality of abortion. Oh how I long to address this issue from a hypothetical standpoint…to be removed from the actual reality while giving my opinion. Yet the path God has us on won’t allow it. I have been heavy... Read more

December 16, 2018

                I  have been a part of the Evangelical church my entire life but previously, the season of Advent has not really held much significance to me. In my adult life, I have understood Advent on a very shallow level – the world is a mess but we celebrate because hope is on the horizon. However, the more time I spend at our southern border, engaging the reality of Central American asylum seekers... Read more

July 9, 2018

I keep seeing the same comments on social media in defense of the family separations that have taken place at our southern border. In an attempt to settle the beast inside me that wants to correct every misinformed comment I see, I’ve compiled the following: 1.”The same thing happened under Obama.” Of course some families were separated under the Obama administration, but it was much more rare. That practice was reserved for families where there was serious concerns for the... Read more

July 2, 2018

To my Christian friends who want to know how you can help, Thank you for your call/text/email asking me how you can help. Of course, it’s devastating to read the stories and hear the cries of children who have been separated at our border because of the Zero Tolerance Policy enacted in April 2018. It’s heartbreaking. It’s hard to not want to do something. I’m so thankful that we are not too numb to the world’s atrocities to let this... Read more

June 16, 2018

All of this is a mess. I have been struggling to find the words to respond to the current chaos our country has found ourselves in. Yesterday pushed me over the edge though. I love the Word of God. I really do. I cherish it and do my best to live by it. Because of this, I am so deeply offended by the use of Scripture to justify heinous acts taking place at our border. So as I’ve spent the... Read more

June 15, 2018

To be honest, I am so confused by the responses to the summit with North Korea and its bringing up all the thoughts and words and feels. When President Obama made efforts to connect with our adversaries, he was a traitor. He was repeatedly accused of degrading America and being too nice to other countries. He wasn’t strong enough, not Pro American enough. Real talk – We just witnessed President Trump shower a known dictator who has committed some of... Read more

May 13, 2018

Motherhood has not ended up how I once imagined it to be so many years ago. It has been marked by a lot more loss and grief than I would have ever thought and the weight of all that can feel extra heavy on a day like today. My day was kind of all over the place, pretty reflective of my everyday life. I cuddled a sick kid, chased a wild toddler around, and did some art therapy for my... Read more

April 24, 2018

I’m feeling lots of feelings all at once. It feels oddly familiar, like a brand new adventure, like something I am not equipped for, and like something I’ve been needing to do for a long time. Since starting my original blog years ago, a lot of life has been lived. That time has been marked by deep sorrow, incredible joy, and a few days somewhere between the two. I’m excited to jump back into the odd space of publicly sharing... Read more

December 4, 2013

I am horrible at fasting. Just ask my husband what I’m like after missing even just one meal. It’s not pretty. But I do love Jesus and I’ve got to tell you, I have been DESPERATE for more of Him lately. I have been in this fight for Immigration reform for a few years now, and boy is it a roller coaster ride. One day there is all this excitement and hope because a Republican Congressman came out in support... Read more

August 29, 2012

It was a Tuesday night and I planned on meeting with a small group of neighbors who I thought might qualify for the new Deferred Action Immigration Policy.  I had talked to maybe 20 people and expected about that many to show up. I set up a few chairs in the living room of our Solid House and waited for our new lawyer friend, who graciously agreed to help our neighbors file, to arrive. You see, normally how these community meetings... Read more

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