Last week I had lunch with my friend and minister, Deborah. Deborah is on the ministerial staff at The Cathedral Church of the Advent in downtown Birmingham, where my husband and I are members. Deborah has the gift of teaching and preaching. She is not only one of my favorite women Bible teachers but on of … Continue reading Where are the mothers in the family of God?
This past weekend was one of those tough parenting moments. As an aside, I am thankful for those friends who debunked the myth early on that it’s only the 2s that are “terrible” or else I would be completely unprepared for the 4s! Our son Philip threw the tantrum of the year. We had never … Continue reading Chipped fingernail paint and the gospel
"Jesu, the very thought of Thee With sweetness fills my breast: But sweeter far Thy face to see, And in Thy presence rest." St. Bernard of Clairvaux, 12th century What creates unrest in your life? Worry? Fear? Relationships? Health? Your children’s extra-curricular activities? Bills? Money? Violence? We live in a world of unrest – … Continue reading Rest in God: Reflections on biblical rest
There is a clock in the center of Cambridge, England. Actually there are as many clocks in Cambridge as there are churches in Birmingham, Alabama (where I am from). But the clock I am referring to is a special and unusual clock. The Corpus Clock draws the attention of visitors and residents alike. For one, … Continue reading My unexpected sabbatical: A look back at Cambridge
A scene from Tylenol's new commercial, #HowWeDoFamily The Today Show’s article about a transgender child came up on my Facebook newsfeed once again. This is the third time I have seen an article from The Today Show featuring children whom, they say, have realized they were born the wrong sex. These children are 10 years … Continue reading Media and the sexualization of children: Thoughts from a concerned parent
Photo credit: Meredith Teasley. Check out her beautiful work. Shortly after posting a critique of Jennifer Hatmaker's response to the World Vision event as it related to gay marriage last year, I was asked by a reader to explain my view on homosexuality and how I find support for that in Scripture. I haven't done … Continue reading SCOTUS decision, marriage & Christian response
Four months and some days ago we returned back to the States from having lived in Cambridge, England for almost six months. I began missing Cambridge the moment the taxi driver drove us out of the city toward London. It is funny what a place can do to someone. I am homesick for Cambridge, even … Continue reading Homesick for Home