What Does It Mean to Be Kind in a Raging World?

I’ve been thinking lately about what it means to be kind. As we get deeper and deeper into this intense political season where passions run high and tempers are quick to flare, I’ve heard a number of people imploring us all to be kind. It seems like good advice on […]

Five Podcasts that Have Served my Mind

About 6 months ago I discovered podcasts. I know, I’m a little late to the game in some respects. I’m not the only one, however. I find when I bring what I’m listening to up in conversation, many folks don’t realize that their phone comes equipped with a podcasting app […]

Sometimes serving looks like an airport

Sometimes serving looks like an airport. I’ve been joking about a blog titled: Things You Wouldn’t Know Missionaries Do It includes stuff like counting money, counting a lot of money, counting more money, making phone calls, replying to text messages in two languages, taking dictation, sitting in government offices, getting […]

How Traveling Is Teaching Me About Life

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous Are you a traveler or tourist? I love to see the world. Any part of it, any time. In fact, two years ago I found an opportunity for my mom, husband and myself to go […]

Mom? Why Are They All Men Up Front at Church?

“Mama? Why are they all men?” My daughter’s innocent question came when the deacons and elders of our church were called to come pray over a beloved leader in our church at the end of the morning service. Her question was not loaded or argumentative, yet it drew out those […]

The problem with being a strong, independent woman…

As I walked through the barn, I laughed a little. She was obviously wearing her boyfriend’s t-shirt. It hung almost to her knees over her skinny jeans. The mom bathing her horse was also wearing her man’s tee. It made a good smock as the dirt from the horse seemed […]

Confessions of a Stumbling Recovering Perfectionist

Periods aren’t exactly dinner table talk. And yet for the last six years, I’ve found myself talking about them with everyone from friends to family to coworkers. I’ve had to explain that “no,” I don’t have a period. And “no,” I don’t know why. And “yes,” I’m seeing a doctor […]

Headscarves Make Me Feel Beautiful & This is Why

Have you ever found yourself searching for something without really knowing what you were searching for? Or have you ever thought you were searching for one thing, and then, when you found it, discovered it was about so much more? It happened to me recently. I started doing something for […]