Tagged with identity

The Sunday She Stood

The Sunday She Stood

I was 30 years old the first time I heard a woman preach. And no, it wasn’t a women’s conference. Or a Bible study. She wasn’t a visiting missionary, or giving that cute little mini message that happens before the actual sermon. I mean honest-to-goodness-Sunday-morning-real-deal-preaching. I happened to be at a church I drop in on … Continue reading

In Defense Of Nothingness

In Defense Of Nothingness

My house is quiet. Quiet enough that I can hear the hum of the refrigerator and the bubbles furiously fizzing in the drink beside me. The lights are dim. Our little fake Christmas tree is glowing at me. I spent the morning decorating it while my husband and son watched Elf in their cozy jammies (I … Continue reading

How The Letter C [Almost] Ruined Me

How The Letter C [Almost] Ruined Me

I am thrilled to be guest posting for my dear friend Claire today. She has an incredible site on learning to tell your story through writing-The Gift of Writing -which you should check out immediately! She asked me to share a little bit of my own journey with writing, so I thought I would tell … Continue reading

What We Don’t Know

What We Don’t Know

“The most painful thing to admit is that my judgment is here too. Glimpses into assumptions I’ve made, conclusion I’ve jumped to, hurt that I sought to explain away rather than understand. Women I could have taken a step towards, instead of a step away from.” Not a hair out of place, children coordinated in expensive … Continue reading

Saying Good-Bye to My Label

Saying Good-Bye to My Label

“In this messy and beautiful journey, I am steadily uncovering the qualities God infused in me before I turned them into something He never intended.” My mom likes to proudly remind me—and everyone else at the dinner table—of an award I received in grade two. At the tender age of seven, I received a special … Continue reading