Community. It can be so awkward. Uncomfortable. Beautiful. Vibrant. I know a thing or two about community. It's because I'm so wildly popular, you see. Or actually... It may be because I work for a church that cares a lot about community, started a organization called New2Knox focused on community, and recently helped facilitate a discussion … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned About Community
People always give the disciples a hard time. Picture with me the stereotypical bearded, skinny-jean clad pastor's attempts at being relatable, “Can you believe it, church? Those boneheads didn’t get it again! Hahaha!” I get these jokes are supposed to make us feel good about ourselves and make the disciples more relatable… but have you … Continue reading For the Unsure and the Shamed.
(Yes, this post is six months late. Yes, this checks out with who I am as a person. Proceed.) I went to Ethiopia this past summer. If you are like 98% of the people I told this to, your follow-up question is, "Oh nice! On a mission trip?" No. I love Jesus. A lot. And … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Try Ethiopia
There's one mid-south town I'm asked about more than any others: Nashville. I think this is partly because a great deal of people are under the impression I live there. I don't. I live in KNOXville, Tennessee, a little under three hours east. But it's fine. Luckily, for the many people who ask for recommendations, … Continue reading Meanderings in Nashville
I have been married for almost four months. That’s basically half a year which means - obviously - I am a pro. Seeking marriage advice? YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE. Here is a list of things I’ve learned in the four months I’ve been married: 1.) Men's toiletries are less desirable. When you live with … Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage
Dear Single Woman in Ministry, I see you. You may feel unseen sometimes, but I see you. You may feel alone sometimes too. I get it. We don’t have a plethora of people to look up to do we? All the Christine Caines and Beth Moores of the world are married. Heck, my mom, my … Continue reading To the Single Woman in Ministry
I know plenty of women who are cool, purposeful, fashion-forward wives. Still, when I hear “wife,” my mind fills with the image of a large apron-clad Irish woman with her hair in a smart bun and her hands covered in flour . Apparently, somewhere in my psyche, “wife” became crossed with “baker” and I don’t … Continue reading Why I’m Afraid to Be a Wife (and also why I’m not.)