Wonderful Womanhood

30 Ways To Walk With Women

How to walk with women? How to support and encourage? How to advocate and defend? How to love and befriend? It doesn’t take a march on Washington (though I’m not opposed to writing legislators, voting in the good guys/gals, and peaceful protests), it only takes some thought, some prayer, and some follow through. Be warned… Read More 30 Ways To Walk With Women

Wonderful Womanhood

30 Years of Walking With Women

Thirty years ago I was a freshman at The University of Texas at Austin. The Lord led me into a four week Bible study with Cru (Campus Crusade at the time) pretty early on that year, and then I made my way through their subsequent studies. Anybody remember the Discovery Group? The Discipleship Group? And… Read More 30 Years of Walking With Women

Favorite Things, Good Books

Friday Favorites: 5 Books, 5 Quotes

Happy Friday from the empty house of silence. All has been wonderful, except for the dead minivan battery that greeted me after my haircut and leisurely stroll through Whole Foods yesterday. Who could I call? My whole family is out of town. Our church staff and interns are out of town. Fortunately, our church elders… Read More Friday Favorites: 5 Books, 5 Quotes

Dwelling in the Land, Family Life

Reflections & Resolutions

I’m living out a little fantasy of mine today and for the next two days called Being Alone In My House. It’s so amazing. You know I still love having a full house, lots of people around my table, and the sounds of laughter and lively conversations, but this is such a nice reprieve. Robert… Read More Reflections & Resolutions

Abiding in the Vine, New England Living

Extreme Weather/Life Conditions

It was -15 degrees Fahrenheit when I woke up yesterday. Last Tuesday I read an article in the Boston Globe that started like this: “Unless you’re 100 years old, after tomorrow you’ll be able to say you lived through the longest stretch of sub-20-degree days since records started in Boston in 1872.” I don’t live… Read More Extreme Weather/Life Conditions

Walking With Christ

Counting Days, Confirming Work, Making Muffins

Psalm 90. I guess it’s sort of a popular Psalm for New Year’s Day, but I didn’t realize that when I read it this morning. I came across an old article about it a few days ago, and then decided to read it for myself this morning. This morning. I got up early to spend… Read More Counting Days, Confirming Work, Making Muffins

Advent, Holidays

Friday Favorites: Christmas Traditions

Three more days until Christmas, and I kinda hate to get my hopes up but there’s been a snowflake icon on December 25 on my weather app for about a week now. A white Christmas would be so perfect, especially since my dad will be here from Texas. (Although he got about three inches at… Read More Friday Favorites: Christmas Traditions


Waiting and Hoping and Coming (and Grandmas)

I’ve been trying to be mindful of the waiting process this last week. That’s what we’re sort of re-enacting during Advent – the waiting for the One who is coming. Beth Moore wrote this on Sunday: Ears ached with emptiness, yearning to hear sounds of heaven. Some word from God. Nothing. 1 century then 2,… Read More Waiting and Hoping and Coming (and Grandmas)

Generosity, Identity

A Funny Story and An Identity Crisis

Social Media is such an interesting thing. I have a love/hate relationship with it, and I suspect you probably do too. I love connecting with people there and sharing all of life’s highlights, and I hate the negative way it is used by some. I love the ability to stay up to date on the… Read More A Funny Story and An Identity Crisis

Adorning the Truth, Advent

What Mary Said (And a Special Request)

Her words struck me intensely this time, though I’ve read them many times before. “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) What a response. What beautiful surrender. What a quiet humility. What fierce faith. And displayed in the midst of a situation seemingly impossible, certainly… Read More What Mary Said (And a Special Request)