Posts Tagged "The Things I Believe"


Let Hope In


Posted By on Oct 1, 2013 in Books | 20 comments

The following post is from my pastor and friend, Pete Wilson. I am a huge fan of Pete, his family, and his words. Because well, he’s cool. But mostly because he helped me see that there was hope for me, that we all are broken and in need of healing, and that a church that is a place of authenticity and vulnerability is a beautiful restorative reminder that we are built for community. Enjoy and be sure check out his new book, Let...

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Where Feet May Fail

Where Feet May Fail


Posted By on Sep 30, 2013 in If Gathering | 10 comments

It’s been a crazy couple of years. What was once a casual conversation between friends and colleagues around gathering like-hearted women has become so much more. (Read more about it here or skip to the bottom of the post.) You call me out upon the waters So much more fun {I’m getting there Jennie}. So much more audacious. So much more risky. So much more terrifying {Okay, that right there is how I really feel}. And me,...

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In Actuality

In Actuality


Posted By on Jun 17, 2013 in The Things I Believe | 0 comments

I’m posting over at Deeper Church today. I so want my life to resemble that of an early church member. Devoted to teaching, fellowship and prayer. Recognizing and doing everything in my power to meet the needs of all. Posturing humility, sincerity and thanksgiving. Praising God and basking in His favor. But I can’t help but wonder if in actuality my life resembles that of a Pharisee. Not practicing what I preach. Offending...

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I have been in a kind of funny place lately. I have been looking beyond the basics for Truth. Trying to decipher what I believe and why I believe it. Needing a little more depth to my theology. Today I tried to put that struggle into word over on Deeper Church. I hope that you will go read it and comment if it resonates so I don’t feel quite so naked. Lately I have been trying to reconcile what I believe about well, things. You...

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I have been a blogging slacker. I have all sorts of excuses. Two cross country moves in less than 12 months. New homes {plural}. New jobs {plural} New friends {plural}. New everythings {routines, habits, plans, all that and more}. Real life seemed to demand all of me and life on the internet became seemingly less important. But I have made a decision. I am back. Not just because I am home again {and it is great to be home again}. But...

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Insecurity. It crept back in. Slowly infiltrating my thoughts and stealing my joy. “You are an outsider,”  it screams. “You are unloved, inconsequentional, and uninvited,” it adds. “If you don’t keep fighting, keep performing, keep overextending yourself, people will forget you,” it confirms my deepest fears. I wrestle with the voices. Argue with this dark shadow of myself. Hate that I, at 36,...

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