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”

Anniversary Reflections

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”

The day I drove my car into a ditch

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”

Beauty and Christ: A Reflection on What it Means to Be Human

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”