Everyday Advocate, reprised

Everyday Advocate, reprised

A couple years ago, I wrote a series of posts on various experiments our family was doing.  Each was a way we could take a small step towards justice in our everyday lives.  Whether it was a product replacement or a spending habit, we were trying out various options that would align our daily lifestyle with … Continue reading

Time with The Practice

I was so grateful to spend last Sunday night with the Practice Tribe.  This community has been a gift to us and it was such a pleasure to offer the message on our 4th beatitude:  “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” You can here the talk and … Continue reading

Instead of “Application”, Respond

I’ve been writing a bit about some of the shifts we’ve made in recent years in our children’s ministry’s curriculum, such as dropping “Application Oriented”.  What we’re doing instead has been so much richer, and I wanted to talk about that today: Insofar as Christian faith is not an ‘it’ to be lived out, but rather a … Continue reading

Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Ages ago I loved Becca’s post over at While You Were Napping, and I’ve kept the template ever since.  This was surprisingly hard to fill in, I found, which was a clue that I probably need to do it more often, just for myself.   Making: Plans for a date with Curtis.  We are celebrating our birthdays … Continue reading

Hi, Hawaii!

I can’t believe what a joy it was to spend last week with the folks at Hawaiian Islands Ministries conference.  I can’t believe what a joy it was to sleep in a hotel, eat meals, exercise ALL ALONE. Praise hands emoji. If you are visiting the blog because you were at one of my breakouts, welcome! … Continue reading

For My Mom, In Her Retirement

A month ago, my mom retired from her role as Dean of Continuing Education at a community college in southern California.  On Friday she arrived in Chicagoland, and Riley is over the moon. (So am I.) Each of my parent’s retirements have made me reflect on my own life and career, and before it slips away, I want … Continue reading

On Creativity and Corner Markets

On Creativity and Corner Markets

Note: I wrote this post several months back, while we were in CA, but forgot to publish it. So here’s the thing I want to say today… Artists, poets, writers, photographers, painters, musicians, the so called “creative types”, do not have a corner market on revealing the fingerprints of God. Because God is creator, our … Continue reading