Month: November 2012

Beautiful Things

This morning, I did something that I haven't done in a long, long time. I co-led worship in front of about 80 people, alongside my friend Mel on the keys, and Sue and HannaMarie on vocals. The events of the past day or so have been oddly connected on one topic: Identity. Last night at ...

Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is always one of my favorite holidays, hands-down. I love being together with family, eating good food, and having the freedom to do nothing - without judgment. This past week, I decided to take a break from blogging and dedicate myself as much as possible to being with family. There is nothing quite like ...

Kitchen Table

Yesterday morning, I had the opportunity to sit with two friends, Kristen and Cindy, at a kitchen table. I know.  Riveting content, right? But seriously.  How often do we take time to sit down together, drink hot beverages, and just talk?  After about 40 minutes of simply chatting, which seemed more like 15, I realized ...

Word Boxing

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about conflict and words.  There have been a few situations that I am moderating in some ways that have started and escalated very fast, all due to words. Proverbs has some wise things to say about words: "The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise ...

Blackboard

Yesterday, I acted upon something I've wanted to do for the past few weeks. I painted the wall behind my desk with blackboard paint. I cannot properly express in words how excited I am about this! Now I will have a place to be messy and creative while bringing order to processes on a large ...

Countdown to Thanksgiving

Though I may not be ready for Christmas, I am so excited for Thanksgiving.  In a matter of a week, I will be back at home in Kansas, surrounded by loving family, eating good food, and enjoying the simplicity of being.  As I have talked about Thanksgiving with various family members, the energy is overwhelming. ...