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Prepare: An Advent Devotional

Even though it is the start of the Lenten season I've been over here with the Christmas tunes blaring with a sense of gratitude that it's still cold and dreary here in Texas to set the tone while I write and edit.  I am so excited to announce that I am editing an...

The Temptation of Mess

There are quite a few misconceptions out there around what it looks like to be an entrepreneur. Thanks in part to social media, its often portrayed as strings of meetings in hip coffee shops and lounging in palatial, well lit and stylish home offices. I work at a desk...

February Reads 2019

This month was short, but I was able to tuck into some really great reads. In total I read 7 books. This month was a little sporadic not just in my reading time but also in what I selected. I have been trying to use the library more (hello, book budget!) but that...

What is Money For?

I was sitting across the table from a church leader as he outlined why the congregation I was consulting with couldn’t continue it’s brief path towards transformation. “You see,” he said “I am a fiscal conservative and as our expenses stay the same but our income...

Resources for a Thoughtful Black History Month

For several years I have been on my own journey of growth when it comes to race, racism and thinking through the systems of power that we are born into that privilege some while placing at disadvantage others. I started with a year-long commitment to read only authors...

A Book of Uncommon Prayer

I first shared these reflections as a guest editor over on Stuff You'll Probably Like but thought you might like to read them here... Psalm 138:1-8 I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise I bow down toward your holy temple...

Untethered, But Anchored

This piece first appeared at Young Clergy Women International, for whom I am grateful for giving it its first home. A year and a half ago, I left my full-time congregational ministry setting to take an intentional year off from full-time congregational ministry. I had...

Gratitude Note: Mary Oliver

I first read Mary Oliver at nineteen years old. Until that point my knowledge and exposure to poetry consisted of the terribly unimaginive units we were taught in high school English class. There was no joy in these classes, no sense of discovery. However my second...

5 Books for a Thoughtful Advent with Children

As a mother and Christian educator I am always looking for resources and books to teach children about faith with theological integrity and engaging narrative. Advent is a season where children are getting lots of messages from Santa to Elf on the Shelf to the manger,...

Let’s Start Something New

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