I apologize for the quiet interlude that has befallen my blog here. The moving ordeal has proven to be longer, both in its lead-up and in its execution, and I am still working to get my desk tidied and the things cleared off my kitchen table. The past few months have been of an unexpectedlyContinue reading “Unplugged”
If you’ve read this blog somewhat-regularly or if you know me in real life, you know that I’ve moved around a lot. I grew up in the Los Angeles area and moved to north Alabama my senior year of high school. I went to college in Tuscaloosa (central Alabama), grad school in St. Louis, haveContinue reading “Home Matters”
Last week I contributed to Rev. Jason Gudim’s lovely Daily Book of Concord Reading blog with a reflection for a week’s worth of readings from the Apology of the Augsburg Confession. You can read it over on the Substack here.
For most of my life, most people I’ve known haven’t liked math. Whether while in school or since as a tutor, most people seem to view math as a means to an end—and usually, that end is a decent GPA or a good score on a standardized test. As you can probably guess, I’m notContinue reading “Math is proof that God loves us”
Today, my husband, Jonathan, and I have been married for three years. Jonathan and I got married about ten days before moving from our town in Alabama to St. Louis, where (two days laters) I was going to start a summer job and (two weeks later) he was going to start summer Greek for seminary.Continue reading “Anniversary Reflections”
I am very very happy to announce that I was blessed with the opportunity to contribute to Concordia Publishing House’s Words of Peace and Protection: Devotions for Women! This wonderful devotional brings together lots of lovely ladies, each considering a different passage from the Psalms. I won’t spoil anything, but I was very pleased withContinue reading “Words of Peace and Protection: Pre-Order Now!”
What can a nineteenth century German painting tell us about God’s presence with us today?
I drove my car into a ditch yesterday. We were supposed to drive to St. Louis to tour an apartment we are considering for Jonathan’s fourth year at seminary. There had been some winter weather, but the area around us was clear and the roads looked fine from the Department of Transportation website and localContinue reading “The day I drove my car into a ditch”
We inhabit a culture of terrible ugliness. Not only metaphorically—though there is plenty of ugly behavior, ugly politics, ugly thoughts and words—but also literal, physical ugliness, ugliness to which we have become desensitized and comfortably numb. I won’t dishearten you by parading out examples or generalizations; if you’re still reading this, you likely already knowContinue reading “Beauty and Christ: A Reflection on What it Means to Be Human”
Concordia Publishing House was gracious enough to invite me to work on another tract, which will be coming out mid-October. Fittingly enough, this one is A Biblical Response to Witchcraft. From CPH: No fairy tale fantasy, witchcraft is a real, contemporary practice that has been growing in popularity over the past decades. Whether driven toContinue reading “Coming Soon: A Biblical Response to Witchcraft”