Rekindle Your Dying Resolutions in 3 Steps

You made your resolutions on January 1st. Now it’s January 27th. Can you…can you feel that? Slight nausea, embarrassment, frustration? You probably loved your resolutions for a day or two— posted about them on Instagram and Facebook, felt really proud. Your friends responded with those celebration cone thingys or a flexing muscle emoji and you…

Christ’s Advent at Your Christmas Party [and on the last day of your achy body]

We prepare for who is coming. Many of you, I think, experience this: You set a date for a gathering. You envision friends or family at the table, their smiles. You picture soft lights and imagine breathing in delicious smells— so you make sure your star lights have batteries, make a grocery list, and pick…

Three Reasons Why Sharing Your Extra [and Living in Community] is Hard

How many times have you had food in the fridge and it ends up in the garbage? How many times have you had extra time and it ends up in the garbage? Yep, me too. It’s not something to be ashamed of— not eating all of your chicken does not mean you just took a…

Dreams are Tawdry

Elisabeth Elliot’s voice, low and calm, read from a journal entry of her deceased beloved— the statement, bold and heavy with conviction, landed hot on my heart through the car speakers, “Dreams are tawdry compared with the leading of God.”[i] Not simply, “we must sacrifice our dreams for God’s dreams” or “our dreams must not…