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on conflict (wedded wednesdays guest post)

on conflict (wedded wednesdays guest post)

{We need to get talking about what marriage really looks like. In that spirit, we chat about it here once a week, on Wedded Wednesdays.} Anne and I met in an elevator in Indianapolis, during the 2012 Influence Conference. Starstruck doesn’t even begin to describe it . . . and I mean me towards Anne, … Continue reading

closer to 30 than 20

closer to 30 than 20

I stare into the bathroom mirror as I get ready for the day this morning. I launch into loud conversation and Mr. S., in the other room, hears me.  Still examining my makeup-less face, I mutter something off the cuff about the passage of time and not wanting to get old and gray. “In a … Continue reading

. . but surprises are good for you.

. . but surprises are good for you.

Nora Ephron was known for her wit in writing, not wisdom in spiritual matters. Although Jewish by birth, she wasn’t religious. But I think she was on to something here: Is that not the quintessential faith journey? Rather than dismiss the complications, the mess, the disarray of life, we’re called to embrace it and to … Continue reading

when we face uncertainty

when we face uncertainty

I stir the contents of the saucepan on the stove as I reflect. Much lies ahead. Much uncertainty lies ahead, I should say. That which I’d brushed off to a dark, damp corner of my mind has come to the forefront. Stuff like where we’ll call home and what we’ll be doing and how we’ll … Continue reading

five minute friday: paths

five minute friday: paths

Especially when I first move to a new place, finding my way seems to be an insurmountable challenge. In the war of me vs. the maps, the maps usually win. So a string of three or four errands takes me triple the time. Home to the drycleaners to home to the grocery store to home … Continue reading

embarking on Holy Week.

Mr. S. and I attended a beautiful wedding this weekend. It was held on Saturday, the eve of Palm Sunday. This wasn’t lost on the preacher. Palm Sunday: a day of praise and celebration and the joy of a community unified behind a Savior. And the change in just a matter of days was dramatic: … Continue reading

home, bridges and the beauty of it all.

I have had what feels like no time to myself this week. No time for writing, blogging, reading, anything. Which doesn’t bode well for another weekend of travel, does it? Or does it? Mr. S. and I are traveling this weekend to Kansas City, where I lived before getting married. Where I called home post-college, … Continue reading

evolution / revolution

Only one letter differentiates evolution from revolution. The first is a process, requiring work. It’s growth and progress and development and change, usually over time. Usually peacefully, sometimes unnoticed as it’s happening. And the end result is often striking, often for the better. The second is a process as well, also requiring work. It’s overthrow … Continue reading