Contemplation, Spiritual Life

“In Life, in Death, O Lord, Abide With Me” – Happy New Year

In my own way and in my own time I’ve been reflecting on the details of this last year- everything from the pandemic to the pregnancy and birth of my second daughter. But as I have been thinking on this transition from one year to another, a year especially focused on death in a worldwide… Continue reading “In Life, in Death, O Lord, Abide With Me” – Happy New Year

Contemplation, Family Life, Parenting, Spiritual Life

In the midst of this

Today I sat on my toddler’s bed, ready to rush through “Jesus Loves Me” while my 2 year old cried (nap time is never popular around here) and my 3 month old screamed in my ear because she was hungry. It had been a day. We had spent a morning in an unstoppable cycle of… Continue reading In the midst of this

Contemplation, Family Life, Goals and Achievements, Spiritual Life

You Matter.

I liked this quote I just read by Nancy Wolgemuth: “…But the goal of it all [service towards others based from a heart of kindness, not just a checklist of chores] is to show others the goodness of Christ - on a practical, personal, you-matter-to-me basis.” Service and kindness for the sake of the concept… Continue reading You Matter.

Contemplation, Culture, Spiritual Life

Refocusing on the Gospel in the midst of Covid

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not… Continue reading Refocusing on the Gospel in the midst of Covid

Contemplation, Culture, Spiritual Life

When Racial Violence Occurs…

My heart has been so heavy this week it’s been hard to think. I am so thankful for the comfort and teaching from the heart of God which we heard from the pulpit this morning, and this passage which was used as a benediction. It helped me to process part of why my heart is… Continue reading When Racial Violence Occurs…