Mindfulness | Speaking to Ourselves

If you loved the movie Bambi as much as I did when I was little, then you'll recognize this, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Thumper's momma knew what was up, speaking negatively hurts those around us. But speaking negatively to ourselves only hurts us. While I may have taken [...]

Lent 2020

While not all Christian traditions do much to celebrate the season of Lent, our church does. I very much look forward to Lent each year with the same anticipation as I do for Advent. With so much happening already in 2020, I'm looking forward to some time to refocus this Lent. What is Lent? Lent [...]

Book Review | Made For This by Jennie Allen

Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing through the links on my blog I receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you. For Lent this year, I’ve been working through Jennie Allen’s Made for This 40 [...]

Lent 2019

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, which means lent season is here. For those of you unfamiliar with lent it is the 40 days (minus Sundays) leading to Easter Sunday. It’s common practice to ‘give up’ something for lent, for the last several years I’ve made it a practice to do more during lent. Give to those [...]

Finished Reading: Beating Guns by Shane Claiborne & Michael Martin

I want to preface this post with the following facts: I grew up in Texas, my grandfather was a member of the NRA, and I’ve never held a gun in my life. Beating Guns is a collaborative book written by Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin. Mike attends our church here in Colorado Springs & founded [...]

Finished Reading | Taste and See by Margaret Feinberg

I am not a foodie. I do love to eat but I don’t make amazing yummy food for the eye and for the stomach. I do on occasion read cookbooks, weird I know but it’s oddly satisfying. Try it some time. In case we haven’t met before, I take book recommendations from IG friends and [...]

Finished Reading: I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) a guide to grace-filled political conversations

I am guilty of not talking politics with those that disagree with my perspective. Mostly because my opinion on government and politics differs wildly from the people I hold most dear, my family. I admit to blocking and unfollowing A LOT of people since the election, and if we are being honest since before the [...]

Finished Reading: The Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin

Shannan's book The Ministry of Ordinary Places shines a light on the unglamorous ministry of living life as a Christian where you are. You don't need to go to Kenya or Nepal, Chile, or Ukraine to make a difference for God's kingdom. That work, your work could very well be right in front of you. [...]