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The Pile I'm Standing In

One Woman, Many Piles, Much Grace.

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Throwback Thursday and The Epidemic of Hard Working Women

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:53:39 +0000

This whole pneumonia thing is a non-story, and the attention it’s getting is maddening.

Friday Link Love: Distress Signals, Current Protest Culture, and a New Podcast for West Wing Fans

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 22:42:15 +0000

A collection of interesting things I found on the web this week.

Throwback Thursday: 2010 & The Trouble With Relaxing

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:57:45 +0000

I'm in my eleventh year of blogging. That's 142 in Web Years! I wrote some good stuff back then. Like this post, from 2010.

Book Review: The Nexus Trilogy

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 23:48:38 +0000

Author Ramez Naam is from the future, and he has some insight into how our present might play out.

Friday Link Love

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 22:56:47 +0000

Fat or not fat, plus freelancing or unemployed on this week's Friday Link Love.

Redefining Balance

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:16:23 +0000

A few weeks ago was the Autumnal Equinox. Do you know what this means?!

This Is Not a Women’s Group

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:24:08 +0000

Okay, it kind of is. I’ve been involved in the church my entire life — born and raised, plus my parents were both on staff of our very large mega church in the midwest — and as a result I feel a bit of fatigue when it comes to church programing like YOUTH GROUPS and WOMENS GROUPS. But at the same time, I see a need in my own life to know and be known by other women. And when...

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Keeping Up With the Tweenses

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:18 +0000

I’m trying to figure out how to write about the perils and joys of parenting a ‘tween girl without completely mortifying her. When my kids were little, blogging connected me with other moms I related to and made me feel less crazy, and it was therapeutic for processing stressful issues in my marriage. I miss that feeling of connectedness that comes with writing openly about my emotions — connectedness to myself, mainly. Which is weird. Writers are weird. For me,...

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The Promise of Shared Brokenness – Heather Kopp

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:14:27 +0000

A friend shared this post on Facebook awhile back, and it resonated with me: When folks gather around a system of shared beliefs, the price of acceptance in the group is usually agreement, which means the greatest value—stated or not—is being right. Unfortunately, this often creates an atmosphere of fear and performance, which in turn invites conformity. But when people gather around a shared need for healing, the price of acceptance in the group is usually vulnerability, which means the greatest...

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The Story of How Mars Hill Church Broke Up With Me

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:40:11 +0000

Mark Driscoll mentored me alongside other young men and women who served at the time, and my life is better because of how he connected a theoretical gospel to my real, practical, every day life.