Life is a series of stories in an unfinished book. These are a few stories about my own uncompleted journey.
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…
March 20, 2020
I Became a Foster Parent During a Pandemic
Becoming a foster parent under the best circumstances is tough as it is. Becoming a foster parent during a pandemic has been one of the most difficult challenges of my life.
November 26, 2019
Starting, Stopping, and Starting Again: How I’ve Learned to Be Healthier Online
Blogging and social media were great tools that served a purpose for me at a time when I needed them and had very few other outlets and safe spaces. While I am grateful they were available, looking back on that time of my life now, I can see that these online communities often became very…
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?”
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…
November 30, 2017
We Need a Little Advent
For many people both in our country and around the world, 2017 was a rough year. I don’t know about you, but as for me, this year I need a little Advent.
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…
August 13, 2016
Since When is Being “Politically Correct” a Bad Thing?
Politically Correct (PC): Avoiding language or behavior that any particular group of people might feel is unkind or offensive In case you haven’t noticed, the United States is currently in the midst of a heated and polemic presidential race. Increasingly over the last few months, I have heard many people railing against what they deem “political…
September 3, 2015
My Journey from Mourning to Healing
Earlier this summer, I did something scary: I resigned my position as a youth pastor. I took a step back from pastoral ministry and I left the role for which I had been trained and educated over the course of seven years. As any pastor can tell you, their vocation is more than just a…