Tag Archives: Faith

Evolving Thoughts on Change

Evolving Thoughts on Change

I was voted Most Conservative by my high school senior class. My staunchly Republican grandfather assumed this was a commentary on my political views, and he’d never been so proud. While I was indeed an outspoken Republican, the “Most Conservative” nomination likely had more to do with my aversion to swearing, alcohol,  and hallway make-out sessions than my… Continue Reading

Good Grief

Good Grief

“I know that God wants me to live a joyful life, so why is it so hard to access that joy?” The question was raised during a community group meeting several weeks ago, and before I knew what I was saying, my response had slipped from my mouth: “I think it might be because we… Continue Reading

Trusting God With Our Stories

Trusting God With Our Stories

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of hearing a woman named Lauren deliver the sermon at church. (Let’s just take a moment to celebrate the fact that women are finally making it out of the pews and into the pulpit. #abouttime) During the message, Lauren told her story of discovering that she was… Continue Reading

Father’s Day Musings: What a storm, a big fish, and a stubborn prophet can teach us about fatherhood.

Father’s Day Musings: What a storm, a big fish, and a stubborn prophet can teach us about fatherhood.

The Bible offers many names and descriptors for God, but one of my favorites is Heavenly Father. I realize that this moniker might not be appealing to everyone, particularly those whose earthly fathers were absent, abusive, or lacking in some significant way. Thankfully, my own dad was none of those things. In fact, in both… Continue Reading