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Winter 2022 Reading Recap

Winter 2022 Reading Recap

As the days get warmer and the evenings longer, its time to reflect on what I read during the winter months. This winter I found myself reading in spurts. Three or four books a week followed by weeks reading nothing at all. One of my very favorite times to read is the...

As Featured On: Two On One

As Featured On: Two On One

I had the delightful opportunity to be a fourth time guest on the pop culture and theology podcast Two On One. Two on One is a weekly streamed talk show and podcast where Two (Revs. Arthur Stewart and Stephanie Kendell) interview One about the pop culture thing of...

All Our Ikea Friends Are Gone

All Our Ikea Friends Are Gone

We moved to the Dallas suburbs a decade ago when the sprawling metroplex boasted a single Ikea. The Swedish-based super retailer known for cheap furniture, white curtain panels and frozen meatballs sat squat and sprawling at the corner of two major toll roads only...

Book Review: Baptized in the Water

Book Review: Baptized in the Water

In spiritual direction we talk about how tears are holy because they signify that which is beyond words. Tears are a sign that the spirit of God is near to our hearts, that something is holy and sacred. This Easter Sunday was a particularly precious one as my oldest...

New Favorite Childrens Books on Faith

New Favorite Childrens Books on Faith

I just started teaching kindergarten through second grade Sunday school, a longtime dream. It made me realize it’s been a while since I’ve done a roundup of children’s books to form young faith. There are several really exciting and creative titles out since my last...

Book Review: Bare Tree and Little Wind

Book Review: Bare Tree and Little Wind

As a progressive Christian parent, I struggle to find Lent and Easter books that can manage a story that is complex and nuanced in both a developmentally and theologically appropriate way. The story of death and resurrection needs to be handled in an developmentally...

Interview with author Heidi Haverkamp

Interview with author Heidi Haverkamp

I had long appreciated Rev. Heidi Haverkamp’s writing at the Christian Century but fell in love with her perspective on faith when she launched her newsletter Part Time Hermit. There was something about her reflections that appealed to my bookish, pastoral...

Book Review: Twas the Season of Advent

Book Review: Twas the Season of Advent

The older my children get the deeper we’ve tried to cultivate intentional practices around Advent. It’s a beautiful season to cultivate the Christian practice of waiting. Waiting on God, waiting on love’s light to enter in. This season grows more and more important as...

Spiritual Direction: An Update & Announcement

Spiritual Direction: An Update & Announcement

In the spring of 2020 I began the three year training process to receive my certification in Spiritual Direction through Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. I wanted to add some tools to my tool bag that would deepen my practice of...

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