Glory Happening: An Interview with Kaitlin Curtice

I don’t know about you, but as soon as the calendar turns to November, I start thinking about holidays and Advent and all of the wild and sweet moments that make up this season. During these months, I find myself turning to slower books from authors like Madeleine L’Engle and Jan Richardson—authors who help me […]

The Red Couch: Making Room Introduction

We came back from living in the Middle East with countless stories of the kindness of strangers, many stretching themselves beyond their means to care for us. Like the time we insisted we didn’t need sodas, knowing we’d be the only ones drinking them as the family drank hot tea instead, the luxury of a Coca-Cola […]

The Red Couch: A Woman’s Place Discussion

I’m sitting down to write this discussion post to the gentle whir of the washing machine. The thunder of my son’s turbo crawling is absent. Dad is on duty and while they are away eyeing treasures at the farmers market, I’m free to write. This is the only “adult” work I’ve done in a long […]

The Red Couch: A Woman’s Place Introduction

When I first heard the title of this month’s Red Couch book club selection, A Woman’s Place by Katelyn Beaty two thoughts came to mind: The first was that this book can help facilitate an interesting and diverse discussion about calling and equality for women in whatever workplace they feel called to by God. The next thought, […]

The Red Couch: Threading My Prayer Rug Discussion

After graduating from college, I traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal to experience a new culture while seeing if teaching was a good fit for my future. I spent my mornings teaching English to Nepali middle school students and my afternoons and evenings exploring the city with my team, which consisted of mostly non-religious folks. In fact, I was […]