it’s been a wild and sad week around here. i’ve been around some pretty amazing open broken hearts and i am grateful. thanks, too, for all your love & prayers for our little community; they mean more than you know. sometimes what happens when it comes to blogging is that i get an idea, know […]Read More
some synonyms for “resurrecting”: awakening, bouncing back, breathing new life into, brightening, coming to life, making whole, overcoming, reawakening, recovering, rekindling, renewing, renovating, restoring, resuscitating, snapping out of it, springing up, strengthening, waking up. yesterday was resurrection sunday. a day where we tell the easter story and Jesus risen from the tomb and remember that […]Read More
before i dive into a different holy week post, i wanted to share something important related to yesterday’s easter hope(less). i definitely didn’t write it for everyone. many are in a really good place related to easter and it’s okay to enjoy it! i’ve noticed that some of us can have survivor’s guilt when it […]Read More
formation friday: thirsty
“but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” – Jesus to the samaritan woman in john 4:14 it’s a little hard to believe that christmas came & went and now we are diving […]Read More
the holy land, walls, exceptionalism & Jesus.
* ps: my blog is a little wonky right now. none of the menus work after an update so hopefully i can get it fixed soon. what a wild and amazing adventure to israel & palestine last week. i can honestly say it was a trip of a lifetime. my mom took me as one […]Read More
oh, those beatitudes!
i am leaving for israel & palestine this morning, back next saturday. i am excited! it’s a learning trip with my mom and one of our life-long dreams. last night at our house of refuge my new friend who helped us connect to this particular trip shared about her experience in palestine. as she was […]Read More
"but what abouts…"
today i am guest lecturing in two classes at asuza pacific university on down we go: living into the wild ways of Jesus. it’s pretty fun that they’ve used it as a class textbook this semester, and i’m really interested to hear more about what it stirred up. when i was reflecting today on this […]Read More
what it means to follow
* i’ve been battling a nasty, annoying summer head cold these past few days that has knocked me off my block so just now getting around to posting some things i’ve written for other blogs over the past few months. i’ll start with this, up at provoketive magazine, for this august’s synchroblog. the subject was “follow” […]Read More
the cross, this year
every year for the past few years i’ve written about the cross & what it means to me. last year i just reposted the previous year with a few twists. this year, i decided to start over and reflect on where i am this year. these are just some thoughts off the top of my […]Read More
yesterday was palm sunday. i love the easter story; in fact, this week is my very favorite week of the entire year. like advent & the anticipation of Jesus’ birth, i love the upside-downness of it all. Jesus, the promised king, the messiah, all grown up, enters into jerusalem to a roar of “hosannas!” and […]Read More