Not a Sabbatical

This is not a sabbatical. No planning was involved, no packing, no welcome relief sweeping over us as we stepped away from the world. It’s a quarantine, and with our limited vocabulary, we’re pulling out words that we usually reserve for punishment: lockdown, grounding, solitary confinement. Could it be possible, even here, to cultivate a... Continue Reading →

Invest in the Ruins

I so enjoyed getting to interview Dr. Paul House for the Tennent blog this week! As it turned out, his words were incredibly relevant for this moment in our lives, an unintended side effect of our conversation. Dr. House has spent many years analyzing Bonhoeffer's seminaries. We tend to think of Bonhoeffer as a resistance... Continue Reading →

Some Kind of Crazy

Perhaps the Lord is doing something. One spring day in 2018, Michael and I went to Denver’s Botanic Gardens on a date. We’d read about a job opportunity that intrigued us. For so long, Michael sensed a tug to shift from pastoring to teaching, but always with a "wait for it..." sort of caution in... Continue Reading →

A Determined Decade

After tomorrow, when we say "she was born in the 20s," we won't mean Gatsby and flappers any more. We're here, on the crest of a new decade, and who knows what cataclysms of history we're about to face? So much is unknown, so much is out of our hands, and yet "in your book... Continue Reading →

Sparrow

I am so excited to announce that my second book, Sparrow: Cultivating a Sabbatical Heart, is coming to shelves near you in less than a week! What grace, that God would take a very difficult season and turn it into a blessing—not only for our family, but for anyone who needs to know that there... Continue Reading →

The Last First Day

This past week two of my kids had their last first day of school. Our son, Joshua, is a senior. Our daughter, Abigail, just a junior, is nevertheless on track to finish a year early. No more rushing out with forgotten lunches, no more parent-teacher meetings, no more number two pencils. This year is a... Continue Reading →

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