As the weekend approached, that old, familiar anxiousness returned. Like past years, I tried to bury it, ignore it, refute it. But there it was, like a small electrical current running clear through to my soul. My husband would be gone, again, and I would be alone. The night before he left, he tried to […]

6 Steps to Cultivate Community

When our Bible Study group cracked Acts 2 last Tuesday, it didn’t take us long to dive deep into conversation about “community” – what is it? How do we cultivate it? What does it look like at this stage of life? Acts 2:42-47 paints a beautiful picture of community that the early church modeled. They […]

Dessert-Time Purity

It was my dear friend Sarah’s birthday, and I was happily dishing up helpings of her very favorite dessert. Sarah came over to help pass out the treats and briefly surveyed the plates on the counter beside me. She picked up the extra-big, beautifully arranged portion that I’d prepared just for her—and gave it to […]

Fifty Shades of They – Book Review & Giveaway

One of the most important parts about living life is those we choose to share it with. Ed Young’s book, Fifty Shades of They shares insight on relationships and how they impact our day-to-day lives and ultimately our future. As relational beings the ways in which we share our lives and experiences with others matters […]