cultural issues, spiritual

Jesus, Take The Wheel (Of My Prayer Life)

Some people take prayer walks. I've been one of those people. But lately, I guess I take prayer drives. Day-to-day drives past joggers, bikers (of the Harley Davidson variety and the Lance Armstrong variety), construction workers, and panhandlers. Or longer road-trip drives like I took this weekend through the hills of rural Virginia. Inevitably, I… Continue reading Jesus, Take The Wheel (Of My Prayer Life)

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personal, stories

A Daughter’s Ode to Fathers

I didn't really realize my father's role in my life until I was at least 22. (Sorry it took so long, Dad!) It was so everyday, so simple oftentimes, that I took it for granted. But, the everyday things matter because it's the everyday things that mean that, all tolled, I was and am cared… Continue reading A Daughter’s Ode to Fathers

cultural issues, mental health & wellness, personal, spiritual, stories

From the Other Side

Some months ago, I had a bout of depression. Only I didn’t fully realize it until the bout was fully over.  I had had some stresses and disappointments fall into my lap as the fall season settled in and the days got shorter and darker and colder (which never helps when it comes to matters… Continue reading From the Other Side

cultural issues, ministry, spiritual, stories

When I Was Five: Learning from Children In Belize

I recently returned from a mission trip to Belize, where my church in Dallas has partnered with an Anglican church in San Ignacio for 10 years. We do work at churches and schools around the Cayo district, providing Christian education, installing libraries, assembling jungle gyms and picnic tables, painting, repairing, and more. The trip lasted… Continue reading When I Was Five: Learning from Children In Belize