The Light of a True Friend

When John and I first started hanging out, we’d talk on the phone most evenings after I put my children to bed. After my divorce, I lived with a friend who owned a gigantic house. I turned my bedroom into a studio-type apartment—a bed, a round table for the kids to do homework, a couch, […]

Flickers in the Dark

We taught Confirmation again this morning, my husband, Anna, our student ministries director, and I. We have done this every Sunday since September of last year and it is a task we love. On the attendance roster this year are 17 middle school students, full of energy, kind-hearted, generous, funny and smart. This Sunday, however […]

Inviting Girls to a Global Sisterhood {PLUS: Book Giveaway}

{Leave a thoughtful comment on this post to be entered to win the book, A Voice Becoming: A Yearlong Mother-Daughter Journey into Passionate, Purposed Living} By Beth Bruno | Twitter: @bethhbruno We must have looked as pathetic as we sounded when the Dutch woman stopped her bike to help us. Though we successfully made it out of […]

Do You Know How to Want?

A few years ago I was asked what I want. It was through an email on a list I had subscribed to. I stared at it for a long time. I shut it. I kept on with my day but it would not leave me alone. It was following me. What do I want? I […]

Does God Want Mediocrity for Me?

Unpacking boxes after our recent move, I spotted a long-forgotten envelope. On it, I had written my parents’ home address in pencil. Unfolding the paper from the envelope, I remembered sprawling out on the carpeted floor of our church youth room with twenty other teenagers, scribbling out our goals on church letterhead paper. Our youth […]