What We Need Most This Holiday Season

What We Need Most This Holiday Season

I stood shivering in my church’s parking lot, chatting with a couple friends (six feet apart). I was there to pick up my daughter after her small group, and they were there to clean out the children’s ministry bins that had been sitting unused for eight months. We...
When God Calls You to an Unexpected Ministry

When God Calls You to an Unexpected Ministry

At the end of my freshman year of college, I applied for a leadership position in the campus ministry I’d been a part of all year. I wasn’t sure what area would be the best fit, but I figured I could probably lead a small group or be part of the event-planning...
The Way to Stop Spiraling into a Storm of Emotion

The Way to Stop Spiraling into a Storm of Emotion

When I saw Hamilton on stage two years ago, I was surprised by how much of the production surprised me. After all, I’d listened to the soundtrack dozens of times—not to mention the deep dive podcast episodes and think pieces I’d taken in over the preceding...
I wrote a book for you.

I wrote a book for you.

I’m sitting at my dining room table, country music playing just a smidge too loudly behind me as my daughters have a dance party on what feels like the seventy-third snow day this month. I reach for my Bible, running my hand down the whisper-thin pages, and close my...

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