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when john macarthur made me cry

By | a year on the front row, discipline, diversity, lessons in life, ministry, women | No Comments

Hi you guys,  I wanted to tell you how ridiculously hilarious it is to me that I preached in church the same weekend the internet went crazy over the topic of women in the pulpit. I mean, God’s got jokes, right?? I am honestly so tired from speaking in four services on Sunday, that I hardly have the energy to write much in defense of my whole life. But there is a well-thought-out, legitimate biblical…

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where is the love we need most of all

By | choosing, courage, devotional, diversity, dreams, failure, gospel, lessons in life, problems, social media, vulnerability, women | One Comment

  I logged onto Facebook today and I can’t decide what to be most upset about— what’s happening in the world or what’s happening in our social media posts. I grieve our lostness in this world. Lost under the weight of arguments. Lost in the justifications. Lost to kindness. Lost from each other. Over the years, in our home, there have been moments when my children have been rude to one another. The ensuing conversation…

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god’s dream for us is revolution

By | article, choosing, diversity, dreams, faith, family, forgiveness, friendship, God, grace, problems | 2 Comments

“Good morning, Revolution: You’re the very best friend I ever had. We gonna pal around together from now on.” -Langston Hughes   Some things have changed a lot since Langston Hughes wrote those words, but we are still awaiting the deep work of revolution to take its place in our world and in our lives. We need some miracles. Christianity, at its roots, offers us the opportunity to live beyond the comfortable and the usual in our…

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on race, church, diversity, and all the love

By | article, diversity, fear, God | No Comments

I wrote this post after the riots in Baltimore last year, and it is beating heavily in my heart today. I’m sorry that I don’t have new words. New words would be wonderful, but I have been so sad and so angry this week and I have lost most of my words except for I’m sorry, I love you, and Jesus please help us. Morgan and I were on vacation but have come back to…

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on race, church, diversity, and all the love

By | a year on the front row, article, diversity, friendship | No Comments

For a long time now, a few thoughts have rolled about in my head, like a heavy load in the trunk of your car, waiting for a hard right turn to thump them against the wall of the trunk space so they can be remembered. These thumping thoughts are about race and culture and the belonging birthed by the love God has given us. I will start at the beginning. I am a white woman,…

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