My Red Letter Words

Stigma |stig•ma| noun : a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something; a mark of shame or discredit; (archaic: a scar left by a hot iron: a brand.) Invalidation. | in•val•i•da•ion | noun : to discredit; emotional invalidation is when a person’s thoughts and feelings are rejected, ignored, or judged; it disrupts […]

About the Church and Thinking Outside the Steeple

I was browsing a thrift store recently when I spotted a pair of ceramic geese. I had a visceral response—part embarrassment, part nausea. Those geese brought back memories of a time when my kitchen was saturated in them. Theme decorating was a trend then like burlap, barn wood and chalkboard paint are today. My geese years […]

An Organic Conversation! Pt. 1 of 2

We like answers. We need to make sense of things. We like tidy explanations, reasonable timelines and unlimited resources. We don’t like delays or inconvenience or disappointment. And if I can be candid, Western Christianity can be perceived as entitled, narcissistic and fickle. That’s the hard bit. The heart bit? God longs for us! He desires us–He […]