3 Reasons I Got Up on Sunday

I woke up this past Sunday feeling heavy, tired and unmotivated. And honestly, I wake up that way a lot. On the energy scale of Eeyore to Tigger, I'm a notch or two above Eeyore. And my goal when I wake up is to just make it to the coffee pot.  There, I usually catch... Continue Reading →

Church, do we despise the children?

Kids are rowdy, they knock over our shiny religious teacups filled with anger, impatience and selfishness. But their rowdiness is no excuse for our complacency. Protecting our whitewashed lives is not what God has called us to. When my boys were little I felt the tension between what I wanted to do with my days... Continue Reading →

Endurance for 2019

Twelve years ago I ran the PF Chang Rock n' Roll half marathon in Phoenix.  I trained for it and felt pretty good till I hit the seventh mile.  Mile seven to mile 13.5 felt like my legs were made of lead and my lungs were full of fire.  I yelled at myself for that... Continue Reading →

The glory of motherhood is Christ

Yesterday on Twitter I wrote, "Motherhood is the Shadow. Christians discipling others in Christ is the substance." Today I spent the morning chasing shadows. All the Hallmark ideas about being a mom were a no go at my house today.  Fifteen years of raising sons in a hard, "even if" marriage have taught me not... Continue Reading →

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