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I’m one of those people who gets fixated in conflict on who is “right.”  I can hold to principles, truth, and my perspective way past a healthy point. During one of the most tumultuous times in my marriage, my husband and I were at odds for an extended period of time. One of the things I kept demanding […]
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As we face a new year, I wonder how many of us made new year’s resolutions that are in some way dependent on others. So many of the places we long to grow are often connected to community: A healthier marriage. More intimacy with friends. Spirit infused decisions in our teams and churches. Adaptation to […]
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When my oldest daughter was thirteen, she was bantering with a group of boys at the park when one of them made a sexual joke and they all started pointing and laughing at her.  I found her sobbing in the bathtub where she was washing herself over and over saying, “Why did they do that? […]
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A weird thing happened around the age of 45, I suddenly felt old.  Mostly I found it surfacing when it came to my teenage daughters.  While I was thoroughly captivated watching my oldest daughter, a visionary like myself, bounding with ideas and enthusiasm, but I also felt strangely sad.  It took real effort not to […]
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A handful of times in my life, I’ve laid prostrate before God in prayer.  One time it was before a significant leadership decision.  Another time was a moment of profound desperation during a crisis in my life.  Most recently, after God showed up dramatically among us at a retreat, I snuck back into the meeting […]
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I know we are all tired of the political conversations.    But I have to confess, I turned a corner last week and started feeling (dare I say it?!)…. Hopeful. The American church has been diseased for quite some time (God bless her).   I say this as both an insider having grown up in […]
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