There are times on my journey that I learn uncomfortable lessons. These are the lessons I'm grateful for after I go through them but really would love to trade in for a refund while I'm in the midst of the experience. This is one such time in my life right now. Thankfully, God does not … Continue reading Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)
I didn’t plan on spending five or six weeks of my spring 2018 in the mountains of Colorado. Not that I’m complaining, mind you: spring in Colorado is gorgeous. Witnessings the transformation into spring is even more of a marvel. But it wasn’t on my plan. (Hello, that’s why I call myself a “recovering control … Continue reading That Time Spring Hit the Colorado Rockies (And My Life)
From the time I was born, I’ve been a bargain shopper. Yes, like literally, I think my mom and grandma took me out bargain-hunting in a stroller. They raised me “good and frugal.” When it came to clothes shopping, deals were our best friend. If it wasn’t on sale, we didn’t buy it. Living large … Continue reading “You are not my Bargain Bin Daughter” and Other Radical Things God Said to Me about Money and Shopping
Dreams. We all have them. Desires and plans and goals. But for as many dreams as we can create for ourselves, it’s funny how rarely reality matches them. Or maybe I’m the only woman on the planet who feels that way? If I had my dream right now, I would be the supportive wife of … Continue reading Dreams Are Overrated but Who Admits It?
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. Genesis 1:1 (ESV) Walking up Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee, you wouldn’t immediately call it a great place for meditation. Especially not at 4 o’clock in the afternoon on a … Continue reading How Everything Began with Nothing