Life

Life is a series of stories in an unfinished book. These are a few stories about my own uncompleted journey.

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." Read More

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...

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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. Read More

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...

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An Adoption Story
An Adoption Story

An Adoption Story

It all started with a cat. I have always loved cats. I would definitely consider myself a “cat person.” Growing up, we usually had at least one pet cat in our household at all times. I had never even owned a dog. So when the small, orange striped cat started...

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I confess…

I confess…

Not too long ago, I published a blog post entitled “A Wary Generation.” In it, I discussed how we Millennials are longing for transparency and a desire for people to be authentic and real with us. Since then, I have been convicted about my own transparency (or lack...

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A Wary Generation
A Wary Generation

A Wary Generation

A few days ago, Michael Palmer, a good friend and fellow Nazarene pastor, wrote a blog entitled, “Admitting My Trust Issues with the Church.” In it, he spoke of the growing distrust among millennial generation pastors regarding religious institutions and...

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A Call to Transparency

A Call to Transparency

I have spent the last few days sorting my thoughts on the recent situation happening at my alma mater, MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. To save time, my husband has already compiled a short summary of the situation and any relevant articles and...

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