After the Storm

As I gaze at the hills surrounding my quiet little town, my heart is heavy. Just beyond those hills lie neighborhoods in pieces. Families broken. Lives taken with no warning. Nashville is bleeding, and it is not going to be an easy or quick fix. So much grief. I can’t wrap my mind around what … More After the Storm

Pray for Nashville

40 days-day 6 Today I am switching the focus of my Lenten writing. For now. Our beloved Nashville was hit hard last night by a tornado. The death toll is rising and tens of thousands are without power. My family and I are safe, living about twenty miles from the worst of the storm, but … More Pray for Nashville

40 Days

Today is Fat Tuesday and it’s living up to it’s name. I am looking at my mid-life life and just sick. Sick over the ease and privilege in which I walk on a daily basis. Sick over the reality of suffering, slavery, and abuse that makes Fat Tuesday a far-off concept for millions of people. … More 40 Days

BE the Church

We are just days from Christmas and I watched one of our favorite movies, “The Nativity Story,” with my family last night. It has become a yearly tradition, and every year I cry in the moment that Jesus emerges from Mary’s womb while light from Heaven fills the cave. Joseph’s eyes nearly pop out of … More BE the Church

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

When someone becomes a Christian, one of the many gifts they receive is that of Priest in the Kingdom of God. For me, as a woman, that sounds and feels a little weird, I’ll admit. But, nonetheless, it is true… …and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory … More R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Are You Drained?

It has rained cats and dogs here in Tennessee. I believe I speak for everyone when I say we are all “over it.” My yard is a mucky mess and our German Shepherd, who loves a good roll in a puddle, leaves body-shaped mud prints on my hardwoods every. single. day. Behind our house sprawls … More Are You Drained?