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    Belong.

    Exactly ten years ago today, I walked into a College and Career church gym-night and met the man I would marry. It was my 20th birthday.  Wes was playing game of 3-on-3 basketball and I was on the sidelines, trying to look like I was comfortable in the setting.  I…

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    A Drummer Boy Christmas…

    This Christmas was different. Because I’m different. Something has shifted in me – a move I can’t ignore and I can’t argue… can’t argue… yet, must also choose to embrace. The business of change is a tough one. This year, I’m still a mistake-maker. I’m still a messer-upper. Such a…

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    Connecting Again…

    This weekend, for the first time in about 8 years, my husband and I got away.  We took two days and spent them in a small Mennonite town about an hour from our home.  We stayed at a beautiful bed and breakfast, lounged, chatted slowly, sipped wine (yep, even me… three…

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    What Sex Isn't

    Sex.  There I said it.  That three-letter word that renders gasps through the unpadded pews.  Sex.  Sex.  Sex.  God made it; hand-crafted for our pleasure and His delight.  A gift.  I often wonder why so many Christians just can’t talk about it.  Sex is wonderful, beautiful, spiritual.  Normal. I…

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    Unexpected (Five Minute Friday)

    I’ve always unknowingly trained myself to hate the unexpected.  Order.  My Dad raised me with order- or he tried.  Bless his heart, he now lives the unexpected life of service to everyone and anyone around him.  But in our house, when I was young, we didn’t touch the walls (especially…