Lent 2019

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, which means lent season is here. For those of you unfamiliar with lent it is the 40 days (minus Sundays) leading to Easter Sunday. It’s common practice to ‘give up’ something for lent, for the last several years I’ve made it a practice to do more during lent. Give to those [...]

Finished Reading: Beating Guns by Shane Claiborne & Michael Martin

I want to preface this post with the following facts: I grew up in Texas, my grandfather was a member of the NRA, and I’ve never held a gun in my life. Beating Guns is a collaborative book written by Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin. Mike attends our church here in Colorado Springs & founded [...]

Finished Reading | Taste and See by Margaret Feinberg

I am not a foodie. I do love to eat but I don’t make amazing yummy food for the eye and for the stomach. I do on occasion read cookbooks, weird I know but it’s oddly satisfying. Try it some time. In case we haven’t met before, I take book recommendations from IG friends and [...]

Finished Reading: I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) a guide to grace-filled political conversations

I am guilty of not talking politics with those that disagree with my perspective. Mostly because my opinion on government and politics differs wildly from the people I hold most dear, my family. I admit to blocking and unfollowing A LOT of people since the election, and if we are being honest since before the [...]

Finished Reading: The Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin

Shannan's book The Ministry of Ordinary Places shines a light on the unglamorous ministry of living life as a Christian where you are. You don't need to go to Kenya or Nepal, Chile, or Ukraine to make a difference for God's kingdom. That work, your work could very well be right in front of you. [...]

Faith | Finished Reading: Imperfect Courage by Jessica Honegger

I had the great privilege to be a member of Jessica Honegger’s Book Launch Team for Imperfect Courage. As a long time fan of Noonday Collection and a self-proclaimed Ethical Fashion Ambassador, this story provided me with encouragement and reminded me that no matter what my story should sound like, the real-life one is so [...]

Respectfully Yours

Respect - a high or special regard Love -  strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties (from Webster.com) I've always heard these two phrases in association with respect: You have to give respect to get respect. Respect your elders. You have to give respect to get respect. Can I break this down [...]