Enjoy your 4th of July BBQ, but don’t swallow the bones

This weekend me, my friends and neighbors are going to BBQ and blow up things. My social media feed will be full of American flags and Happy Independence Day GIF's and memes. I enjoy a good 4th of July celebration. Fireworks are nostalgia for me. Growing up in a small town of log truck drivers… Continue reading Enjoy your 4th of July BBQ, but don’t swallow the bones

From a hospital nurse: We need to treat the community like a hospital right now

I don’t work in a Covid unit. I don’t have to wear an N-95 mask all day. But I do work in a hospital full of very sick people with rapidly increasing numbers of people with Covid 19. This month a friend, and church member died from Covid 19. At the hospital my nurse friends… Continue reading From a hospital nurse: We need to treat the community like a hospital right now

What this Christian white girl is learning as I listen

Im listening. I'm learning. I'm learning that the heroes of my American Christianity held out the gospel with one hand and the chains of their slaves with the other. I'm learning that the history I've been taught has left out a lot. As a result, I have believed a whitewashed narrative that made the wickedness… Continue reading What this Christian white girl is learning as I listen

On vacation while the world burns

Photo cred AZcentral.com I am so torn tonight. I'm on vacation, watching the world burn on Twitter and Facebook. The vile speech, the violence, the defensiveness and accusations... it's breaking my heart. I want my sons to be compassionate. I want my husband to be safe. I want my black neighbors and friends to be… Continue reading On vacation while the world burns

Ecclesiastes and a Pandemic

I didn't keep a journal during this pandemic. I wish I had. I find myself scrolling back through my iPhone calendar trying to figure out how many days we've been like this. Arizona "reopened" on May 15th. We're eight days into gyms, restaurants and many retail stores being open for business. But life is by… Continue reading Ecclesiastes and a Pandemic

Conspiracy and 5 Christian Responses When Suspicions Rise

When you shake a cup, what comes out reveals what's been in there all along. The global corona virus pandemic has brought out the suspicion, anger and conspiracy theories in many. I've been thinking about why so many of us are given to believing or promoting conspiracy theories. Folks who do so seem to be… Continue reading Conspiracy and 5 Christian Responses When Suspicions Rise

Learn to rest

There comes a time in every mom‘s life when her kids don’t need her to tend to their physical needs anymore. They don’t need her the same way they did when she held them in her lap. A time comes when circumstances are such that you don’t have control. You’re not the planner.You’re not the… Continue reading Learn to rest

Christian, don’t miss what Jesus calls you to this week

I hit an emotional low this week. Last week I crashed from the adrenaline of responding to this pandemic in my church, community, family and hospital. This week I've cried. A lot. The normal low-level fatigue I live with has become high-level. The irritability that signifies my depression has been showing. Hot tears have been… Continue reading Christian, don’t miss what Jesus calls you to this week

What should we do? Advice from a RN for decision making in a pandemic

 I'm not a COVID-19 expert. But I have some thoughts as a nurse and a Christian about what should be driving our decisions during this pandemic.I work as a nurse case manager in a local hospital in Sun City. I also serve on staff with my church as a kids ministry director. I am also… Continue reading What should we do? Advice from a RN for decision making in a pandemic