The Black Dress

I wore black to my second wedding. I wasn’t trying to make some kind of statement that I was damaged goods because I was getting married a second time after a divorce. I had been looking at maternity wedding dresses on ebay, but buying a dress to wear one time seemed like an extravagance we could ill […]

Stuff I’ve Been Reading #11

Here’s to the weekend! And to good reading! Here are some of my favorite things from the week. We cannot close our eyes to the place of racism in the case of Ferguson. Joe Hendren showcased that by compiling a number of racist quotes from a GoFundMe page that was set up to make donations […]

Morning Prayers

Another day begins stretching its arms up to brush away the dark. In the morning let me know your love, O Lord. New mercies and joy arrive each day. Some mornings new mercies look like a cup coffee; joy like fresh fruit on my cereal. In the morning let me know your love, O Lord. […]

It’s Time to Learn About Your #AmericanGod

Last year I met Matthew Paul Turner for breakfast and he was telling me about his new book, Our Great Big American God. I loved having the opportunity to sit across from him, sipping coffee, listening to him talk about this project that he was so excited about. It was fascinating to hear just a […]

How Music Saved My Faith (Over and Over)

(This post is part of the synchroblog “What Saved Your Faith?” hosted by Ed Cyzewski to celebrate the release of his new book, “A Christian Survival Guide.” Get the book free today only!) Fridays were chapel day at the private school I attended in elementary school. We would gather by grade in the church’s sanctuary, […]

Stuff I’ve Been Reading #10

It’s been quite a week. Lots going on, lots of it not so great. I hope that some of the links here add to some thoughtful dialogue for the remainder of your weekend. This piece by Greg Howard is one of my favorite pieces on the situation that occurred this week in Ferguson and what […]

#Ferguson and Healing Our Nation

Last night I watched the hashtag #Ferguson scroll through my Twitter feed until the wee hours. It’s still scrolling this morning, making it hard for me to tear myself away from social media for the time needed to write this. I saw the live feed I was watching get turned off. I read stories of […]

Beauty In the Darkness of Doubt

The five of us laid out under the open sky in Vermont. We had just visited the arcade at the campground and we were on our way back to the RV when someone noticed just how much of the sky we could see. The stars stretched across the vast, night tapestry. As we watched the […]