Faith & Encouragement | Family Business | Sanctuary | Spiritual Issues | Uncategorized | Work In Process

Velvet Ribbons

Shaky voices will often Tell Stories that are uncomfortable and many would wish to keep Silent.  That’s ok.  Grace is Awkward.  Sometimes Truth is too.  Sometimes bondage even looks like Velvet Ribbons. ___________________________ Spiritual warfare. Not the Avengers.  Not Thor.  Not crazy mind games. Not the mystical white druid against the crumpled, dried-apple face, old […]

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Family Business | Funny

Proverbs 31 Woman Gets A Piercing

Isaac and Dillon were little. Like, “we love Between The Lions” kind of little, and their babysitter, Ryleigh (name changed), was one of their new favorite people. We were just happy to finally have a babysitter so we could go on 2 hour dates. It was important, at the time, to have these quality times […]

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Faith & Encouragement | Family Business | Parent Flops & Mountain Tops

Where Are The Warrior Moms?

Heard about the Tiger Mom and the Elephant Mom and attachment parenting and whatever other kind of mom there is? The Ferret Mom? There are no Gerbil Moms… Or Coyote Moms. Funny, that. I don’t think I have the stamina or vision to Tiger Mom and I’m not sure about what “Elephant Mom” even means. […]

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Faith & Encouragement | Family Business | Marriage | Spiritual Issues | Sublimly Ridiculous | Thoughts

Five Things Church Culture Gets Wrong About the Marriage Idol

Hey!  It’s gonna be 21 years since I met the hunka-hunka burnin’ love sitting across the table from me. I feel the need to celebrate. And, by celebrate, I mean throw out my pet peeves about the idolization of marriage by church culture. 21 years ago he came into my heart and my world, like […]

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Faith & Encouragement | Family Business | Finding Peace | Finding Sabbath Rest

Altars & Rock Piles

We were sitting in a little house church gathering in Bend, Oregon one evening a few years back and the lady in the front row kept talking about these rockpiles she’d found on some hiking trails in the nearby forest. “These rocks are intended to be code for the wiccan and occult worshippers so they […]

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