Community · Encouragement · Faith

Confessions of a Church Shopper: What I’m Learning in a Season of Wandering

I grew up in church. My earliest memories include my dad leading acapella worship and my mom doing everything from preparing communion to leading Vacation Bible School. We didn’t live near extended family, so the people occupying the pews were our family. I’m not sure I was ever able to accurately discern the difference between…… Continue reading Confessions of a Church Shopper: What I’m Learning in a Season of Wandering

Encouragement · Sow Kind

Choosing a Better Story

My body was exhausted. The weekend stretched me beyond my comfort zone, and it was only Saturday morning. The words pouring out of the presenter’s mouth pulled me further into discomfort. “She chose a better story.” He spoke of a family concerned about their rebellious child. They lamented because they had done everything to provide…… Continue reading Choosing a Better Story

Faith · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

I have a long history with church. While my dad was leading singing, my mom was prepping communion and teaching Sunday school. I have secretly wondered if I was born at the hospital or in a church pew, because I have few memories that didn’t include our small church. That church family was my lifeline.…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Community · Encouragement · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

Diving competition took us to Atlanta, Georgia several years ago. We watched multiple sessions of diving, visited Olympic Park, caught up with old friends, and consumed too many calories (thank you, chicken and waffles). Of all the wonderful experiences on that trip, there was one that stood out among the rest. During a break in…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Healing · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

I am a sucker for a shortcut. Back roads, secret paths, makeup wipes, and wrinkle-free spray are a few of my favorites. If there is a “less work, more chill” way, I’ve explored it. If you’ve thrown your clothes in the dryer to get out the wrinkles, you know exactly what I’m talking about here.…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Encouragement · Hope · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

I’m not a terribly nostalgic person. I appreciate memories of past events, places, and experiences, but I don’t typically yearn for the former. There’s a distinct difference between looking back, and longing to go back. Rarely do I long to go back. We had snow in South Texas in twenty seventeen. Real snow is a…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

Belief · Hope · moment of truth monday

Moment of Truth Monday

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Despite difficult relationships, circumstances, and emotions, the season offers a renewed sense of hope and wonder. There is a mix of mystery and whimsy that begins budding and stirs memories as soon as the Thanksgiving meal ends. I delight in remembering the time at my grandparent’s house…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday