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Haven’t done one of these for a while, but a lot has happened in my life that I have not caught up my readers on!
I have been called to be the pastor of Queen Anne Baptist Church in Seattle starting June 1st! I am excited for this new ministry opportunity. Above call means that […]
We forgot about the Advent calendar, after making a big deal of it. Obviously AJ didn’t care—there are other ways to mark the season (watching Christmas movies almost every day—How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been the favorite this year). But I feel bad looking at […]
I contribute to [D]mergent on a regular basis (usually on Wednesdays). This week, I reflected on “Good Fridays, Everyday” and the recognition that the sting of death is not taken away by Easter. We still deal with loss and pain, but we live with hope. Check it out here.
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a personal blog post, so here are the Top Ten Things I’ve Been Up To:
I’ve been a busy bee writing lately!
Check out my post on Open Gathering’s Edge Pieces on “Breaking the Silence: Disability, Mental Illness and the Church.” As part of National Mental Health Awareness Week and the launch […]
I lost it twice. Broken down crying, wondering what has happened to me and my life and how in the world I can be both a mom and a minister.
I’ve got two weeks until the start of school, and then things will change, but it’s been harder than I thought this summer.
After a […]
This has been a whirlwind year.
One year ago today, we were just starting to get the inkling that we might need to move, despite being homeowners for only seven months. We were having trouble getting the resources AJ needs for his autism. We were arguing with the school district about resources provided and with […]
People ask us all the time when we are having another child. I know people are genuinely curious and don’t mean anything rude at all by asking us. I usually just say we haven’t decided yet, or sometimes I say I don’t know, and try to change the subject. Here is what I really want […]
“Because he has autism,” I reply.
Sometimes it’s really hard for me, because every day I have to remind others of why my son is not typical.
With kids it’s easier. They don’t fully understand what autism is, but they do […]
Last Sunday was my first day at Burien Community Church. I guess that’s an exaggeration, because I had to write my sermon, prepare for worship, move into the parsonage, and get the keys to my new office. In addition, we moved into the parsonage a few weeks […]