Category Archives: Ministry

to the degree that i’m settled in him

My plans for this afternoon are thwarted by a migraine. Thankfully, the timing coincides with our lovely Genevieve’s 4-hour block of time at our place, so I do a tiny bit of organizing in Stan’s and my room, take my … Continue reading

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Some words about politics and loving Jesus

Oh dang. The crazy that ensued on my Facebook wall yesterday. It was somethin’ else, y’all. For any of you who don’t follow me on Facebook, suffice it to say that I shared a very thoughtful (non-inflammatory — or at least, I didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Ministry, Politics, Presence, Uncategorized, Unity within the Church | 12 Comments

special needs parenting is hard. sitting still is harder.

The on-hold music goes quiet at the precise moment that I lose my cool. The kids have been chasing, climbing, pushing — mostly laughing but occasionally crossing the line between roughhousing and fighting, for a solid 15 minutes, and I’m not sure what I’m thinking, … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Attending to His Presence, Grief and Loss, Learning Authenticity, Marriage, Ministry, misc. walking with Jesus, Parenting, special needs parenting | 15 Comments

I want to tell you about the good things.

It snowed last night. Big, wet, gorgeous flakes, of which I just now realized I haven’t taken one single picture. Annnnnd, bam. Just remedied that little issue. Here you go: Though my iPhone camera doesn’t do it justice, this is the view … Continue reading

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On absorbing beauty and going to the park

The mountains. Y’all. They are balm to my soul like I can’t describe in words. But watch me try. I spent this past weekend up in Allenspark, CO with a group of 30 or so precious women from our church … Continue reading

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the thing I thought I’d never do {or, the core cry of all my soul-cries}

The thing about coming ridiculously alive inside is that the more His life and freedom course through to every last corner of my soul, the more I feel afraid. I know the verses, too, about how God has not given us a … Continue reading

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Love Covers {in which I breathe deep and get honest with my fellow Jesus-followers}

My dearly adored friends, Please hear the quiet tremble of my voice and know how profoundly I treasure each of you, your presence here as you read these words today. I’m sitting on the couch with my littlest love this afternoon when I … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Compassion, Learning Authenticity, Ministry, misc. walking with Jesus, Presence, risk, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

In which there’s this *thing* I can’t escape about the way I’m made

They never fail to surprise and amaze me — these tears that burn the backs of my eyes when I sit down to try and write. In general, I’ve never been one who’s cried easily. But the older I get and … Continue reading

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May 22 4th Friday Audio {Living Artfully: wholeheartedly showing up for your whole life – Part 1}

I come to you tonight so full-hearted, my friends. Full because last night was our second 4th Friday. Full because I felt so much more free, more relaxed, more me, as I shared my heart this time with those who came. Full … Continue reading

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Letting you in on what I’m up to {and why I’m scared}

Oh my friends, where has the time gone? I’m sitting at my usual Starbucks location this morning, outside for a change because this Colorado spring weather is literal fresh air to my soul. When my babysitter texted last night and … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Creativity, Freedom From Perfectionism, leadership, Learning Authenticity, Ministry, misc. walking with Jesus, risk, Worship Leader Guts | 12 Comments