Hope After Loss. 

I have spent my Wednesday evenings during this Advent season worshiping with a small but faithful group to the liturgy of Holden Evening Prayer. In the Christian tradition, Advent is a season of hope, anticipation, and expectation as we await the birth and incarnation of Jesus.  This year--this Advent season--hope feels a bit different. See, … Continue reading Hope After Loss. 

There is Power in a Name.

We have been so grateful for Pastor Jay Shailer as he has walked with us through the darkest days of our grief, and we are forever grateful for the words of hope that he managed to find to share with us and our family and friends at Alexander's memorial service. With his permission, I share with … Continue reading There is Power in a Name.

Heavy.

Today is a heavy day. Three months ago today, when I woke up, my life was still normal. I remember waking up a little bit nervous and waiting for the doctor's office to open so I could give them a call when they opened. I remember being worried, but assuring myself that everything was probably … Continue reading Heavy.

Something Resembling Lemonade.

I am a sucker for TV dramas. And, while I have certainly done my fair share of binging guilty pleasure TV like Bachelor in Paradise and the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I really love a good show that I can sink my heart into. A few years ago, I binged my way through all of Parenthood, and … Continue reading Something Resembling Lemonade.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager

  Josh Griffin is a Youth Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California--one of the largest and most influential churches in the country. A few weeks ago, the High School Ministry at Saddleback ran a series called "Secrets" for which they collected secrets, PostSecret style, from the young people in their church. They spent two … Continue reading The Secret Life of the American Teenager