God in the Mess

  Some days I am simply amazed that God, the Creator of the Universe and all that is in it, wants to be in relationship with me, a finite, fallible human. Today is one of those days.   Before the Israelites entered the Promised Land, God foretold their future rebellion to Moses.   “Now therefore […]


  Dependency. The word conjures up a range of thoughts and emotions. Dependency on God is always something I was taught to do by my parents and something I have strived for throughout my life. However, my understanding of dependency has taken on a new meaning over the last six or seven years.   Six […]

Waco hates my car.

Have I ever told you how Waco hates my car? When Aaron and I moved to Waco last August to go to seminary, I figured that we would have a difficult transition. I mean we left friends, family, a wonderful church, and a fun job all to go back to school after being out for nearly five […]

What’s in a name?

Names and name meanings are very important to me. Sometimes I spend my free time researching the meaning of various names. Thus, it should be no surprise that I often think about what to name our children one day. I even have a list on my computer with names that I like and their meanings. […]


So apparently, unbeknownst (yes I just used the word unbeknownst) to myself and my face, I decided that this is the year I am going to give myself a black eye. It’s only April, and already I’ve made two attempts. Attempt #1 Back in February, I was sitting on the couch watching the Olympics when […]


A couple of weeks ago while we were reading Luke in one of our classes, we discussed the scene in the Garden of Gethsemane on the evening of Jesus’ betrayal and arrest. You know the one I’m talking about. Jesus and His disciples go to the garden after the Last Supper, and Jesus asks the […]

My Machaceh

A few weeks ago Aaron and I had the privilege of spending a few days in Santa Fe, NM. After a summer full of camp, moving, and preparing to go back to school we just needed a break. So we headed to the mountains. When we started Camp Machaceh over four years ago, we set […]