Oh my, Beth. (and save the date: June 4)

Oh my. Beth Moore.

Whatever water she is drinking these days – (which I think is called what-happens-to-a-woman-when-she-no-longer-fears-man) – I want to get my hands on some.

If you missed it, Beth wrote a powerful letter to our brothers in the church.  Sometimes, when the church sees a movement like “me-too” sweeping the nation, they ignore it.  Sometimes they get together in a room and talk about how to care for the women in their particular body.  Sometimes they set up spaces for women to process and work through their questions and feelings about the movement.

Organizing your 2018.

Well, I made a few things: (1) a planner (2) a desk cal and (3) a task tracker (to-do list) weekly spread.

Seriously though.

I keep asking myself- why did I make these things?? Is it a waste of money? Time? But the truth is – I really think that basic things – (scheduling out tasks on days instead of looking at one giant to do list, thinking about how you spend your time, tracking habits) – can move you towards being the person you’re made to be.

Lent:1

Well, welcome to Lent.

I am not a Lent person.  I grew up in an Atheist/Catholic hybrid home, so I have fond (NOT) memories of Lent being the time where I was supposed to prove I belonged to the Catholic side by being forced to give up something good and I never really understood why.  As a result, I still don’t like it.  I have residual feelings of Lent being about reluctant (dragged-kicking-and-screaming) ‘sacrifice’. If you weren’t reluctant, it was because you were an angel-child and it made you a hero.  If you were reluctant, you were selfish.

So, sometimes, that’s how judgey-me feels about Lent.

A break for me

Hi friends!

 This is going to be my last post for awhile!

If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time (even for a day) you know it’s been a messy, bumpy ride.

I’ve wrestled with sin and scripture and repentance and faith with all of you for a long time and it’s time to have a season where He & I get to do that without posted words or published posts.  I think seasons away from ministry are good for all of us, and I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to take a break and rest in Him while surrounded by my amazing community.

Trust Me

 

On Wednesday night I had the great privilege of sitting in a room with 300 men and women hungry to grow in their love for God.  If that isn’t joy enough, we got to sit under the teaching of Steve Timmis.

One thing about Steve Timmis is that he seems like a crazily well-rounded believer. He’s obviously a gifted missional leader, but He’s also a glorious theologian and, at the same time, a passionate pastor.  Neat-o.tree

He summarized the message of the Bible for us in two words: trust me.