The following was a presentation I gave to a Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Zone Rally hosted at Village Lutheran Church in Ladue, Missouri, on March 25, 2023. Good morning! Thank you so much for inviting me to talk to you today at the Zone Rally. It’s a real pleasure to get to spend thisContinue reading “Jesus and Jane Austen: The Faith and Witness of the Greatest Romantic Novelist”
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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”
Book of Concord Reflection
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.
Math is proof that God loves us
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”
Words of Peace and Protection: Pre-Order Now!
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!”
CONFESSING JESUS: Book Launches Autumn 2022
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I will be releasing my first book with Concordia Publishing House this autumn: Confessing Jesus: The Heart of Being a Lutheran! I have been working on this book in some form for nearly two years(!!), and am so excited that I can finally share it with all ofContinue reading “CONFESSING JESUS: Book Launches Autumn 2022”
Coming Soon: A Simple Explanation of Church History
My latest contribution to Concordia Publishing House’s stellar A Simple Explanation tract series comes out in a few short weeks! I’m overjoyed to announce that CPH let me tackle A Simple Explanation of Church History, which was a challenge and a joy to work on. This pocket-sized tract offers a super-fast survey of nearly 2,000Continue reading “Coming Soon: A Simple Explanation of Church History”
Meditation on a Painting: Christ with the Peasants by Fritz von Uhde
What can a nineteenth century German painting tell us about God’s presence with us today?