Retraining Post Covid Kids (and Adults)

I was making a bee-line for the end of the aisle in Walmart when I heard my name. I stopped to refocus on the face looking down at me. “Sorry,” I apologized, nodding to the kids behind my cart, “we’re almost finished and I am just focused on the goal.” Our Minnesota governor just recently […]

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Is Your Life Well Frapped?

My husband is a veteran Navy man. Something I have learned about his time in the military is that the Navy has a whole vocabulary unto themselves. They have literally invented new words. Some are not appropriate for anyone to hear, but others are a useful tool to draw attention to concepts that every person […]

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For You, Women: A Call to Action

It has been on my heart for some time to unpack a little verse in Titus concerning the role of women in the church. It is truly important for us to understand, and yet, I rarely hear it addressed. For one, it flies in the face of conventional wisdom, and two, I don’t think we […]

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My Conversation with the Republican National Committee

I don’t get a lot of phone calls from “real” people. Most calls are either scammers or organizations asking for money. This past week it was the Republican National Committee. I was patient. I listened to the spiel, but even though I am a registered Republican, something in their appeal was striking a dissonant chord. […]

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Are You Apostolic?

Rend Collective is a Christian band who sings a song called “Build Your Kingdom Here.” The chorus says this: Build Your kingdom hereLet the darkness fearShow Your mighty handHeal our streets and landSet Your church on fireWin this nation backChange the atmosphereBuild Your kingdom hereWe pray (change the atmosphere) What do you think of when […]

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