From the Editor

From the Editor

Dear friends, This month, The Redbud Post tackles a scary topic: vulnerability. Think about a country building a defense against invaders. It wants to make itself invulnerable, doesn’t it? Don’t let anyone in who might hurt us. Where are we vulnerable? Shore it up....
Practicing Vulnerability at Home

Practicing Vulnerability at Home

Sometimes vulnerability makes me squirm—particularly in my closest relationships and when the stakes are highest. This is ironic, considering that as an author, vulnerability is sort of my jam. Readers who’ve read my very personal memoir have shared their appreciation...
The Gift Of Being Seen

The Gift Of Being Seen

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.” I John 4:18 NIV In 2014 my husband went missing in the wilderness. Throughout those first few days of shock and disorientation, and then for the next year-and-a-half, as we searched for him, I...
Living Out Loud

Living Out Loud

After my husband, Christopher, and I teach together, people often approach us and say, “You two are so vulnerable!” Their feedback is infused with equal parts awe and trepidation.  Their responses are correct. We do share vulnerably. In fact, we do more than teach out...
The Gifts of Vulnerability

The Gifts of Vulnerability

It was the most intimidating question I’ve ever been asked.  My husband and I were visiting a new church we’d read about. On our first Sunday the pastor, Gordon Cosby, announced that he’d be teaching a class on “Christian Growth,” and interested folks should sign up....
Learning to Leverage Humble Pie

Learning to Leverage Humble Pie

My closest friend in high school told me—on several occasions—that I was a “know-it-all.” Today the most common tagline I might be given is “she’s so real and vulnerable.” How did that happen? How did I go from an attitude of pride and I know what’s best to being...

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