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Inner Space

Last week at the Young Life All-Staff Celebration I learned that pastoral leaders: Experience emotion more deeply than others Offer a defensive, superlative self (a.k.a. they need to be liked) Carry a depressive trait (twice the national average) Know shame intimately Like to have their own thoughts, do their own thing, and go their own … Continue reading

Hopeful Tears

My third CD compilation is finally finished!  This one has taken me months to get right and I’m really proud of it. For some background: A little over a year ago I wanted to compile a playlist of songs that together told to the narrative of, well, God, the Gospel, our own humanity and relationship … Continue reading

Being A Hostess

Today I hosted Thanksgiving dinner for my extended family.  The last few days have been marked by recipe searching, cleaning, grocery shopping, chopping, and tasting.  And I have loved every single minute of it. I love inviting people into my home and preparing a welcoming and warm space for them.  I love the act of creating … Continue reading


Where do you feel the most safe?  The kind of safe where you stop calculating your actual presence within a space.  Where you stop analyzing motivations.  Where you aren’t tabulating or tracking actions and words and attention.  You stop doing and thinking and instead you are just, well, you, in the truest, most authentic form … Continue reading

Move it.

Often, in the midst of life’s big decisions and heartache people wonder, Where is God in all this?  Why isn’t He showing up and telling me what to do?  Why isn’t He doing anything to fix it? I agree that it’s hard to believe, let alone tangibly experience, that God is active and moving both … Continue reading

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