The Hawk in the Pasture

We have these two hawks that land on our fences throughout the year. They are absolutely stunning and I love when they come around. They have become powerful carriers of encouragement, and it surprised me that I took so long to look up the biblical meaning of the...

Parenting has revealed these 2 things..

I am still very new to parenting. I have two daughters, one who is 2 and one who is due to be born in the next month. It is funny because when I used to babysit when I was in college and seminary, I loved babysitting toddlers. They were so much fun and so innocent. I...

Do you feel like you have to do it on your own?

It came early. The lie. The lie that if I wanted to accomplish something I would have to do it on my own. It came from every front, every relationship. I had dreams and if I wanted to get them done I would need to do them alone. If I had to get a group assignment...

3 Things I have observed about rest.

Rest is done best in community. THIS ONE IS SO HARD!!! If you are anything like me, you tend to enjoy recharging by being alone, enjoying the quiet, doing what you want. Buuuut, if this is your only rest, then you are too busy.Rest looks a lot like play. Huh?! Play...

Why does this desert seem to go on for-ev-er?!

When the Israelites left Egypt they spent 4o years in the desert.  40 YEARS.  I know we find ourselves familiar with this story; so familiar that we forget to slow down and sometimes take it for granted.  But this story in scripture is so important in...

The Importance of Play

Play is so important Have you ever noticed: Play happens when we are able to set aside our to-do list. Play releases stress. Play builds connection and memories with others. Play is vulnerable. Ugh, play is so vulnerable, isn’t it?  I don’t know about you, but...