The Ambiguity of Missional Community Formation

“We have no clue what we’re doing.” Stupid statement to repeat (over and over again) when you’re trying to get people to understand what a missional community is.  Really dumb when you want people to understand that you’re starting an actual church, not a cult. The statement didn’t sit well with those who cared for…

The Day We Moved

Unreal didn’t describe it. We’d lived in the house since our marriage day. Newborns brought home from the hospital to the house. Lots of pacing the hall at night. Countless deep discussions and passionate disagreements! Exquisite meals. Rugged and sweet friendships. Scorching weeks and tears. Unquenchably enthusiastic celebrations. All in the house. The house was…

Why Kids Cry

DISCLAIMER: At the end of this post, you will still not understand why kids cry. There are a multitude of reasons why kids cry.  Most of which are valid. Here are some good reasons to cry: Needing food Needing air Needing sleep Needing comfort Here are some “not good” reasons to cry: Wanting mom to…

I Just Want To Sit With You

Every moment isn’t meant to be shared. And some moments are criminally unshared. This moment is one of those two. …………… Early. Before light. I hear footsteps. I look up. Jude. Walks to me as I sit on the couch. He is quite awake. I pull him up into my lap and ask him why…