Identity Shift

I have a dear friend who is wise and beautiful and thoughtful; she has a great sense of humor and a deep love for the Lord and she asked me recently how I navigated the shift in identity from single to married to having kids. It was a big and broad and heavy question, and … More Identity Shift

Love Story for Joy

Years ago, I ventured to an Irish pub in downtown Seattle with my witty husband and a few of his dear friends from his glory days at Westmont College. One girl in particular, Joy, captured my attention with her hilarity and easy spirit and I thought, man, if we lived in the same city, we would surely be fast friends. … More Love Story for Joy

Accomplishments

My week went down hill last Wednesday morning. Literally. I fell hard and momentarily felt like I re-ruptured my achilles tendon… I was in the kind of pain that burns and tickles simultaneously; I was exhausted from days of planning and preparing wonderful things until 1:30 am; and my monthly visitor had arrived. In short, I was … More Accomplishments

Isn’t That Curious?

I have a dear and brilliant group of girlfriends who live in Seattle and are incredible thinkers and listeners and processors. We have been meeting for over 8 years and despite this season of life when we have all begun to have kiddos and have moved and our weekly gatherings have become more scarce, I … More Isn’t That Curious?

Battleship

My thoughtful husband, Marshall, came home from a men’s breakfast some time ago with a word picture that I have found so helpful to blow the lie out of the water that following Jesus is supposed to make all things rainbows and unicorns. You see,  I think there is this myth floating around out there … More Battleship