In a World Of Enmity, Christ Calls Us to Empathy

In a World Of Enmity, Christ Calls Us to Empathy

As I followed the #MeToo threads on social media last Fall, it didn’t take long to notice that most people were responding in one of two ways: either they voiced support for the women (and the few men) who bravely revealed their wounds or they discounted the stories...
Our World Is Full of Pain and Suffering—So Let’s Do Something!

Our World Is Full of Pain and Suffering—So Let’s Do Something!

Wars. Rumors of Wars. Floods. Droughts. Famines. Fires. Sexual abuse. Systemic racism. The loss of a good friend. My spirit is heavy. My body exhausted. I can only read one or two news stories before feeling totally overwhelmed. I’m not a power broker, a policy maker,...
Joan of Arc’s Radical and Inspirational Life

Joan of Arc’s Radical and Inspirational Life

Despite all odds, an illiterate French woman born more than 500 years ago redefined bravery and contributed to the rise of King Charles. Jehanne, or, as she is now known, Joan of Arc, radically impacted European history and has inspired men, women, and children for...
My Favorite Articles and Posts from 2015

My Favorite Articles and Posts from 2015

Though it felt like I spent my entire year writing my first book, I did in fact manage to crank out some articles and posts. The following five pieces are my favorites. Enjoy! 88 Meals and the Meaning of Friendship. Written as a guest post for my friend Cara...
Pastoring Your Church through a Leader’s Misconduct

Pastoring Your Church through a Leader’s Misconduct

When the assistant pastor called the church’s key leaders to his house for an urgent meeting, my husband and I both suspected something serious had happened. We could not have guessed just how serious. Once all 20 of us had packed into the living room, our senior...