I was awoken at 4:30 am by a damp, handsome little man who had too much juice before bed. Oops. Last day of summer party backfired in that one small way… a rinse ensued; a makeshift bed was made; I hopped back under my own sheets but by then my mind had begun to run. … More Fight for the Write
The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of heart ache and heart full and heart healing and heart dancing and heart thankful… but a new one has entered the lineup: heart betrayed. I wrote deep into the night on a Monday almost two weeks ago, and released my throbbing heart to a sleeping world, unable to … More Betrayed
I wrote several weeks back about my amazing young friend who battled cancer. What I didn’t write about was the immediate aftermath in my own mind and heart when I first learned of her diagnosis. I had been following Brit Merrick’s blog about his daughter Daisy, and her fight with leukemia, one which she courageously … More Fear
I have been thinking for weeks about this idea that for as many people as there are out there, there are varying definitions of GOD. In light of this sermon, I began wrestling with who I believe God to be. What are the assumptions I have made? How has culture shaped and filled in the blanks … More Loaded
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
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?
I have this dear friend who is lovely and organized and plans beautifully and loves well, and who has grown more than just about anyone I know in the past couple years in terms of authenticity and depth and truth-telling. And despite how different we are in all our facets, something about us just works. … More Lies!