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What A Former Satanist Taught Me About Faith

What A Former Satanist Taught Me About Faith

  It’s Halloween this week, my favorite holiday of the year, and I thought I would get into the spooky ooky spirit over here on my blog. I’ve never been one for full-on scary movies, books, and tv shows, and you will usually find me […]

When Your Faith Needs A Tune-Up

When Your Faith Needs A Tune-Up

  Ok, I’ve been trying to write a post on taking a Sabbath for the past few weeks. Every time I sit down to write, I’m in the weeds with my message and what I hope to get across. I’m unmotivated and it’s probably a […]

Having Faith in the Enneagram

Having Faith in the Enneagram

    Way back in February, I wrote a post called, “Who Are You? 10 Ways of Knowing Yourself.” In it, I featured all kinds of fun tests, questionnaires, and activities to get to know yourself a little better. One of the things I mentioned […]

Modesty in the Era of #metoo

Modesty in the Era of #metoo

    “Your top is too low.” “Your skirt is too high.” “Your shirt is too tight.” “Your shorts are too short.” “Quit showing so much skin.” “Dress like a lady.”   If you’re a woman, you’ve probably heard these things more than a few […]

There Is No Domestic Heart

There Is No Domestic Heart

  My son lives in a world without shoes. Not out of poverty, which is staggeringly common elsewhere in the world. It’s out of my inability to tame this little guy. And I love it that way. He’s also never known a barber’s shears. We’re […]

Trusting God With Process

Trusting God With Process

  Last week, Avril Lavigne released her first single in five years called “Head Above Water.” In her lyrics, she walks through the struggle she experienced during a protracted illness and feeling close to death in the process. She also writes about how she reached […]

Creating a Godly Home

Creating a Godly Home

    In my faith, there’s a lot of emphasis on this idea of the “domestic church.” It’s the idea that our families and homes are as integral a part of our faith as the community we experience on Sundays. Parents are called to cultivate […]

You Belong

You Belong

  When I moved from Colorado to Pennsylvania in 2012, I not only moved away from friends who became family, our first home, the best weather in the world, access to all the best National Parks… I moved away from my local church. This local […]

Making Time for Quiet

Making Time for Quiet

  Even though I’m a stay at home parent who intentionally makes place in my life for quiet and peacefulness and I reject any attempts to be hurried along and packing my schedule, I still find it really hard to set aside time for God […]

Exciting Changes Coming to microliving!

Exciting Changes Coming to microliving!

  Happy September 1! For me, that’s the official start of fall, even though according to the calendar I’m 22 days early. I’ve already started getting my fall decorations out and planning my fall wardrobe. And I’m feeling the back to school vibes just like […]