The Surprising Gift of Divorce

The Surprising Gift of Divorce

I can link many of my insecurities to my parent’s divorce. I can also link many of my greatest blessings, including my husband, to my parent’s divorce. It’s one of the juxtapositions that cause us to lie awake and ponder the healing grace of our God.  When I was eight...
Uncoupled, but not Unhinged

Uncoupled, but not Unhinged

There’s a gradual uncoupling that occurs when a marriage comes to an end. Coworkers may notice the woman who begins more sentences with “I” than “We.” Invitations once accepted are now turned down. Churchgoers may notice that a previously coupled person now attends...
Sacred Connections Amidst Mental Health

Sacred Connections Amidst Mental Health

As I scan across the byte-sized headlines filling my social media accounts, an increasingly common phrase beckons my attention. “Mental Health” is finally gaining a common place in our cultural vernacular. In the midst of strong opinions regarding the current ills of...
Holy Hydrangeas

Holy Hydrangeas

This summer, I will snatch those hydrangea blooms before they’re spent, pluck them at their peak, and set them on my table in a pitcher, just like they do on Pinterest, Instagram, and HGTV. Clippers in hand, I don’t step outside looking to be spellbound, but is it...
10 Ways to Tame Your Social Media Craving

10 Ways to Tame Your Social Media Craving

Loneliness in the United States has now reached epidemic levels. A recent study by Cigna Health Service Company revealed that “two in five Americans sometimes or always feel that their relationships are not meaningful… and one in five report they rarely or never feel...
Confession of a TV Lover

Confession of a TV Lover

I have a confession to make: I love television. I always have. In fact, if a movie we own happens to be on television, I’d rather watch it with commercials than turn the TV off and pop in the disc. Crazy, right? There’s just something about TV. It’s part of my story....

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