I have a confession. The other day, I watched porn. Or at least it felt that way. But I’m a pastor, and my husband was home. Who does that? Or who admits it on the internet? Pornography is the depiction of acts in a sensational manner meant to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction. The … Continue reading Rom-Coms are Perverting How We Think About Love
At exactly 4 p.m., I sat down, my eyes fixed eastward. I watched silently as my new friends responded to the Islamic call to prayer, standing shoulder to shoulder then bowing low on the plush carpet. Tears welled in my eyes as I witnessed such an intimate moment of devotion, thankful that they shared … Continue reading Building Bridges, Instead of Walls
Aw, heck. Target went and did it again. There's a lot of buzz going on right now about this "bathroom bill." I first heard about this whole deal on Facebook, and I have to be completely transparent here - I was not keeping up with state policy making. So as far as I knew, Target … Continue reading 10 Things More Dangerous than Target’s Gender Neutral Restrooms
Happy New Year! Well, I'm a few days late, but maybe I'm working on my type A personality as my NY Resolution, and I intentionally posted this late to get over my perfectionist tendencies. Or maybe I'm always late, and maybe I should just work on my time awareness this year. Don't ask my husband … Continue reading Pistols and the Prince of Peace
A poor teenage girl from the middle of nowhere with hardly any social services just found out she is pregnant. She's scared and lonely. Who can she turn to? She racks her brain for any and all possible options as she's faced with the thought that makes her sick to her stomach. How will she … Continue reading Political Punches and Jesus Jukes: Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?
It's all over the news. Kim Davis is in prison for refusing a court order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Conservative Christian Americans are lamenting this as a loss for religious liberty, and some are even saying this is persecution. But let's think about that for a minute--a woman wants to deny a legal … Continue reading Have our Rights become our Idol?
About a month ago, my husband and I moved across the state. All new community, all new church, all new friends. What a perfect time to start something new, like blogging! So in celebration of new beginnings, a post on "in the beginning." The creation story. What a beautiful illustration of God’s creativity, love, and power. … Continue reading In the beginning…