If you would have told me 8 years ago that I’d be a Bible teacher at a Christian school, I would have laughed at you. If you would have told me 8 years ago that I’d be in charge of a high school prom, I would have laughed at you. If you would have told […]

Sweet moments.

This summer, near the very beginning of the summer [I think it was the first real week of camp] we were facing a lot of difficult circumstantial issues. There were many things that kept cropping up, and so I wasn’t really surprised when Cheryl Anne asked me to announce for all the support staff to […]

Sweet words.

Sarah, Receive well. Let me give you grace. Let me lavish love on you. Do you see Me? Do you see the cross? Do you understand how I bore the weight of your sin and your mess there on that tree? I gave when you were weak and powerless. I gave of Myself. I sacrificed […]

I’m ready for…

…the heat to be scorching and unbearable. …cold early mornings that require long sleeves. …canoeing and hammocks and hikes. …lightning drills and the chaos of planning around them. …Catchphrase with the staff. …walking into the [old] Ranch House to check the mail. …the chapel trail. …runs to the Island when I don’t want to. …Chaco […]

Convicting truth.

Christian fasting is not only the spontaneous effect of a superior satisfaction in God; it is also a chosen weapon against every force in the world that would take that satisfaction away. The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie. It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls […]

Oh so grateful…

Things I’m grateful for today: Jesus and the cross that saves and sustains and protects, in spite of my selfish and prideful and idolatrous heart. Spring weather where the front door can stand open and the birds can be heard loud and clear. The combination of Casi Cielo and Sumatra coffees in the coffeemaker. Old […]

The process.

I hate the process. No, really. I like finished products. I like accomplishing things. I like checked-off to-do lists. And I love when I can look at something and say it’s done. It’s why I have a closet full of abandoned crafts that were taking too long to complete. It’s why I’m tempted to play […]


Life feels really crazy right now. It’s normal crazy in lots of ways, at least for teacher life [which is pretty crazy on its own]. Here’s a list of all the things/responsibilities going on: 1. Trying to move house stuff around for a new roommate to move in2. Building shelves/refurbishing a shed for my things/her […]

Through and Through.

You see me and you know me and you love me through and through I love songs with rich theological depth, songs that make me think and meditate on the complexities of the gospel and Christ’s sacrifice. But sometimes I need to be reminded of the sweet simplicity of grace – being known and loved […]