Be(ar)ing Burdens

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬ We are called as Christians to bear one another's burdens--to lighten the load for our friends and neighbors by walking together and sharing in the joys, sorrows, and trials of this world. Have you ever tried to … Continue reading Be(ar)ing Burdens

Lean on Me

After an on-a-whim online purchase last week, I spent a solid portion of my weekend devouring Anne Marie Miller's most recent (though almost a year old) book, Lean on Me. (You can read my full review of the book on Amazon here.) The book's main challenge is this: "Start small, be faithful, and see what God … Continue reading Lean on Me

Thoughts on Vulnerability, Community, and Friendship

Last week, I spent a couple days away in some solitude, and I continue to find myself ruminating in the lessons, the after-effects of stillness and solitude, and some fresh perspectives on community and friendship. I feel like there is so much to process, and I find myself praying frequently and anxiously as I lean … Continue reading Thoughts on Vulnerability, Community, and Friendship

Unforced Rhythms of Grace

I read an article the other day on the discipline of developing a rule or rhythm of life, and it has had me thinking about the upcoming season of Lent, about solitude, and about spiritual disciplines. The article poses this question: "What do rhythms look like in a world where everything from groceries to gas to the internet is available twenty-four hours … Continue reading Unforced Rhythms of Grace

52X7: Phase Four Goals

Here are my goals for the fourth phase of 52x7 in 2013. As a reminder, here's the plan: Pick a goal or two in each of the 7 areas of life. (E.G. Physical = Working out 4 days a week.) Crush said goals for 52 days. Drop the ones I hate at the end of … Continue reading 52X7: Phase Four Goals

52X7: Phase Three Summary {Reboot.}

You may remember that at the start of this year, I jumped head first into a fresh look at goals and resolutions called 52x7 thanks to inspiration from one of my favorite bloggers, Jon Acuff. The plan was pretty simple: 365 days breaks down pretty nicely into seven 52-day chunks, and anyone can do anything for 52 … Continue reading 52X7: Phase Three Summary {Reboot.}