Jesus and Vomit

[from the archives] My kids were sick with the stomach flu (again) this week and this post came to mind. I thought it was worth re-sharing. My kids had the stomach flu last week, meaning there was lots of vomiting…everywhere…for days. This is never fun as a parent. Never. Once the sickness subsided and life … Read this post

Dear Naysayer

To My Naysayers…

No one told me this would be so hard. No one explained to me that people will read and assume–that they will project their own messes onto me and that I will be, at times, buried by it. No one could have told me, because no one could have known, how much God would use … Read this post


Confessions of a Mean Girl

I suppose it was survival. A defense mechanism developed as the result of years and years of bullying. Girls can be mean. Vicious, really. Cruel, even. I never saw it happening or noticed the moment when I changed. It was a transformation just like anything. A process, that took me from being who I really … Read this post


I Didn’t Celebrate

Back in July, something remarkable happened, something truly miraculous and I didn’t even stop to take notice. Somewhere at the end of the month, I glanced at a calendar and realized that I had been blogging for a whole 2 years. While this might not sound impressive, and why should it, I find it amazing. … Read this post


So, I Almost Died…Sorta

I felt on edge all week, but didn’t figure this was anything to worry about. I’d also not been feeling well physically, having been racked with migraines and pain throughout my body. So, come last Friday when I woke up feeling miserable, I was determined to not let the pain or stress win. I fought … Read this post

broken dreams

The Death of My Dream

For a really long time, I wanted to be a magazine editor. Or rather, I wanted to start my own magazine and then declare myself “editor.” It was my life-long dream. Everyone who knew me, knew I would one day be an Editor-in-Chief. Then something happened. I guess you could just call it “life.” Life … Read this post


Top 10 Ways to Not Be a Jerk

I’m just finishing up a little vacation with my family and as a result today’s post is from the archives. I hope you don’t mind and I hope you enjoy. P.S. If you want to be a total stalker (shhh, I won’t tell) find me on Instagram as “Modernreject” to see my vacation pics. I’ve … Read this post


I Am a Prodigal Daughter

Most of us who have been in the church for any amount of time have read the story of the prodigal son.  A young man, sets out on his own, only to squander his inheritance, forcing him to return to his father’s home, broken and penniless.We have perhaps even heard a few sermons preached on … Read this post