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Ministry and Motherhood: I know I love the Church. I think I will love my kids.

I was asked to write a guest post for the blog called "Ministry and Motherhood". I was told to just write whatever I was feeling. It was posted one day before my son was born. You can read it below or on the original website, here.   --- My call to the Church has been just as strong … if not stronger … than my call to motherhood. And so I’ve waited. ...

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Ways to keep your mind on Christ during Christmas

Sometimes family and cultural traditions trump Jesus on Christmas. It shouldn't happen. But it does. I don't want that to be my story. I am always going to enjoy visiting family, watching Christmas movies, looking at lights, eating loads of food, giving presents, and playing games. No doubt. God likes those things, too. But I also want to remember that Christ...

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A busy most wonderful time of the year

Transitions are a whirlwind. In the last month, I have learned, seen, and experienced an overwhelming number of things that I want to share here on this blog. But as you well know, the experiencing of so much sometimes prevents the sharing of it. Do your relationships suffer when life gets hectic? When life gets chaotic, writing gets tossed to the wayside for ...

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What is enough? – My struggle with wanting

Once upon a time, there was a little girl. She was born into a respectable middle-class family in America. As she played with her barbie dolls and ran throughout the house in her princess costume, everyday she could see a bumper sticker sitting on her dad's bookshelf which read, "He who dies with the most toys, wins." Her dad thought it was humorous. That little ...

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Lessons from a monastery: Part II… counter-cultural life

The monastic way gave me living examples that it is possible to live counter-culturally through an abandonment of society’s values and a yearning for the spiritual life. In this world, where ...

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Discerning essentials and defining priorities

As a student, you have to do what the teachers say. You read the books they think are important and complete projects they think will benefit you. In my final semester of seminary, though, ...

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