When our faith gets tested, we have the chance to grow.  God guides us to uncomfortable places because He knows most of us are too afraid to seek them out ourselves.

Not too long ago I was encouraged by a leader in my church to share my 'sufferings' with the people I do life with so that they see that [my] faith is attainable. At first, I was irritated that he would think that I would hide my own suffering. [and to be honest, it felt … Continue reading When our faith gets tested, we have the chance to grow.  God guides us to uncomfortable places because He knows most of us are too afraid to seek them out ourselves.

People don’t grow where they are planted, they grow where they are loved.

My Sunday mornings are cray cray.  Like, seriously.  This season of life has brought me "slower" weeks and VERY busy weekends. I spend most Saturdays on my seminary's campus in class or out and about volunteering.  And of course, I spend time with family and friends.  Sundays though take the cake. On Sundays, I do … Continue reading People don’t grow where they are planted, they grow where they are loved.

Growing in God’s Word

These three.  They crack me up.  And so does this photo. It took them a while to get to this place....where they would all hang out together, play and just well, act silly.  Bevo, Mia and my Brisket spent pretty much all summer together at Bevo's house while Mia's mom took care of them.  At … Continue reading Growing in God’s Word

Start with the basics…physical and emotional safety are paramount

A few years ago I  had the opportunity to travel to Kabul to work with some of the most talented colleagues that I've ever had the honor to work with.  We trained government and private sector leaders on stakeholder mapping and helped them develop an advocacy plan to improve the health of the country.  I had … Continue reading Start with the basics…physical and emotional safety are paramount

Social Justice is a Matter of the Heart

Mac's Speed Shop. I love that place. Some of my fondest memories are of being with my family at Mac's when I was home visiting, when I lived overseas. It was and remains our family's 'place'. When my sister is visiting, we go there.  When we just want to hang out, we go there.  I … Continue reading Social Justice is a Matter of the Heart

He uses uncomfortable situations, such as an anxiety-driven sorority rush, to connect us with people that He knows we need.

As a freshman at Carolina (Go Heels!), I was surrounded by friends from high school and new friends in my dorm. My college roommate was (and is) one of my best friends and her boyfriend at the time (now husband) was a senior at Carolina. [side note: their four kids are some of my most … Continue reading He uses uncomfortable situations, such as an anxiety-driven sorority rush, to connect us with people that He knows we need.