Sitting on my back patio with my coffee on a rare morning warm enough to be outside in Oregon, I read her story. It was probably not the first time I had heard of her, and it definitely wouldn’t be the last. But this time, as I read, my spirit lept. I connected with her in a way that I did not fully understand at … Continue reading The God Who Sees Me
In less than a month my husband Josh and I will be celebrating 20 years of marriage together. This seems like a big deal. 20 years seems like I can finally talk about marriage with some sort of authoritative experience on the subject, rather than feeling like I am still play-acting as a married adult. (Which is, incidentally, how I felt for 15-ish of those … Continue reading The REAL Secret to a Happy Marriage
Despite Beyonce’s claim that girls run the world, the opposite is true, and this is the way it has been since the beginning of time. Men are the top wage earners, they run the government, the churches, the judicial system, and they are the majority of CEO’s in Fortune 500 companies. Men being at the top of government, churches, courts, and business means realistically that … Continue reading The Opposite of Patriarchy is NOT Stupid Men
Yesterday, I preached. At church. On a Sunday morning. To a congregation. It was my first time. I have been sitting here trying to put all of my feelings about it into words. There is an element to this monumental moment that makes me want to shout from the rooftops. But there’s another part of me that wants to be quiet and “treasure these things up … Continue reading Yesterday, I Preached
I find people absolutely fascinating; myself included. What makes them tick, what makes them do the things they do, how do they interact with people and what causes relationships between different people to flourish or to fail? There are never any fully concrete answers, only more questions because people are complex! And that is what I dearly love. Learning about who I am and what … Continue reading Lessons in Young Womanhood- Who Are You?
Lessons in Young Motherhood- Mothers and Sons I read an article the other day about how some of the challenges we experience in parenting our sons, may be due to not giving our sons the respect they need. Since one of the highest needs of men is respect they argue, logically boys begin needing respect as they grow into young men. And we mothers, need to … Continue reading Lessons in Young Motherhood- Mothers and Sons
Lessons in Young Womanhood So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 Being a woman is hard. There are so many expectations and rules put on us that try to tell us what being a woman is all about. Be smart, but not too smart. Be … Continue reading What Does God Think of Women?
Hey everyone! It’s so nice to “see” you and be back to the business of blogging. The last several months have been such a struggle for me. I wanted to write, felt like I ought to, but my mind continued to be so blank as to what to say. First it was the holiday season, but I had every intention of jumping back into blogging after that … Continue reading Redeeming Freedom Re-Formation
Well, hello again! Remember me? The owner of this blog? I haven’t been around for a while.. it’s a long story, and I won’t go into it, but I wanted to let you know that I am back! Last weekend, I had the honor and privilege of being a part of the Ignite conference, which is put on through Western Seminary’s women’s ministry program. It … Continue reading Courage to Parent Well in a Frightening World