author ● sojourner ● mother artist

author ● sojourner ● mother artist

Category: Faith

The Tension in Everyday

The Tension in Everyday

Yesterday the kids and I took our weekly poetry tea time on the road. It produced a few pretty pictures, almost tears, some hard to hear reading of Valentine books and poems, a couple near mishaps, and, in the end, revealed the tension in the […]

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Freedom is more than we give it credit

Freedom is more than we give it credit

When I think about the freedom Christ’s life, death, and resurrection sealed and delivered to us for us and I look at my own life and the live’s of believers around me, I can’t help but think we’re missing something. We’ve stopped. We’ve sold ourselves […]

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Guilt, Checklists, & Freedom

Guilt, Checklists, & Freedom

There’s this undercurrent that reappears where I feel stifled in my spiritual life. It feels tight. I feel guilt for not reading my Bible enough, not praying enough, not talking to people enough, not being still enough. Not being enough in general. That does not […]

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Remembering on Infant Loss Awareness Day

Remembering on Infant Loss Awareness Day

My mom gave me a stuffed animal monkey when we found out we were pregnant with our first baby. A few weeks later I would hold this little monkey as we lost our first baby, thinking of all the things we’d never get to experience. […]

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Motherhood & Spiritual Disciplines

Motherhood & Spiritual Disciplines

This is how most mornings look around here. Some time between 6:30am and 7am I’m joined by at least one or two kids (this morning all four jumped in bed). I read my Bible between snuggles, baby dolls, blankets, often Legos, breakfast requests (Can I […]

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