Pro-lifers, Don’t Forget to Speak Life Online

On January 22, my social media feed blew up with sonograms, pregnant bellies, and cherub-like baby faces. When I read the accompanying posts, I was disturbed by the incongruity of such sweet images paired with words conveying fury, spite and vitriol. The passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act on the anniversary of Roe v.Continue reading “Pro-lifers, Don’t Forget to Speak Life Online”

What Are We Waiting For?

“Is it snack time yet?” My five-year-old hounds me with this question throughout the day, in between the times he’s asking about lunch or dinner. It gets old quickly, and I wind up losing my temper almost as frequently as he pulls on my shirt, begging for nourishment. Just as my son doesn’t always understandContinue reading “What Are We Waiting For?”

Nevertheless, She Persisted in Christ: Aging with Grace

Certain family heirlooms draw instant mental images of my grandma: an ornate handheld mirror depicting a Victorian woman twirling in a resplendent red dress; a lamb-shaped refrigerator magnet declaring, “Ewe’s Not Fat; Ewe’s Just Fluffy”; an antique anniversary clock that managed to survive four generations without sustaining injury to its delicate glass dome. The clockContinue reading “Nevertheless, She Persisted in Christ: Aging with Grace”

New Year Goal Crushing

I turn 40 this year. For some reason, that didn’t hit me until now, in late January, rather than on my 39th birthday in early December. On that day, I simply felt grateful. Thankful for my family and friends and the various ways God has blessed me throughout my life. Content with doing a smallContinue reading “New Year Goal Crushing”

Blessed Are the Meek

Meekness isn’t a virtue we think about often. It doesn’t appear high on society’s list of desirable traits, like power, wealth, strength, and influence. We don’t interact with people and hope they walk away thinking “Wow, she’s really meek.” Yet meekness is one of the most radical ways we can live like Christ. Instead ofContinue reading “Blessed Are the Meek”