My Christian faith is interwoven into everything I do and say. These are my thoughts on theology, belief, and the intersection of faith and life.
March 31, 2021
This upcoming Sunday is Easter. Last Easter looked very different for me: I was barely a month into fostering a precious, but high-needs five-year-old little girl. The day began with Easter gifts and dyeing eggs and worshipping online with our church community. It went downhill from there. The day ended with her refusing to brush…
January 4, 2021
Do You Need a Reset? An Invitation to Reset & Reflect
If like myself, you are a pastor and a liturgical nerd, you are probably already starting to think about Lent. Even though we have not yet fully turned the corner into Epiphany, Lent will be here before we know it beginning with Ash Wednesday in mid-February. I did not grow up in a church tradition…
November 8, 2019
The Sacred and Holy Call of Fostering
Over the last few months when we’ve shared that we are starting this journey, we’ve often been asked, “What made you want to become foster parents?”
May 19, 2018
Division and Unity on the Day of Pentecost
Even though we share the same spiritual language, the same faith in the risen Christ, and the same creeds of our earliest brothers and sisters, we Christians have a bad habit of creating divisions among the body of Christ.
March 28, 2018
Baseball and the Kingdom of God
If Jesus could compare the Kingdom to a mustard seed, a batch of yeast, and a farmer's field, there's no reason why we can't also say, "the Kingdom of God is like a baseball game."
March 6, 2018
Not Yet Turned Into Now
A couple of years ago I wrote about my personal journey from mourning to healing. I shared about resigning my pastoral role as a youth minister in Oklahoma and moving into an administrative position with Nazarene Youth International. This change came at a time in my life when I needed to step away from parish…
December 5, 2017
What My Dog is Teaching Me About Patience this Advent
All too often I am that anxious puppy, nervously begging and impatiently waiting, forgetting all of the times God has provided for me in the past.
April 18, 2017
Freedom from Legalism
As 2016 turned into 2017, there were several blog posts floating around the internet that introduced the concept of picking a “word for the year.” As the “My One Word” website explains, you are to “Choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do in you, and focus on it for…
February 24, 2017
Continued Reflections on “The Dangers of Experience”
In my brief and humble writing career, I don’t think I have written a blog post that has received such a widespread variety of responses as “The Dangers of Experience.” I was honored that this piece was picked up and published by my denominational publication, the Church of Nazarene’s Holiness Today. Since it’s publication, I…
December 17, 2016
My Advent List
I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with my Amazon Wish List, especially during this time of year. I am constantly checking it, adding new things, and taking away items I no longer want. Did you know that you can even “rank” or prioritize the items you have on your Wish List? You…