Living out faith in the everyday is no joke. If you’re anything like me, some days you feel full of confidence and hope, eager to proclaim God’s goodness and love to the world. Other days…not so much.
Let me say straight up: I wrestle with my faith. Most days I feel a little bit like Jacob, wrangling his blessing out of God. And most days I’m okay with that. I believe God made me a questioner and a wrestler for a reason, and I believe one of those reasons is so that I can connect more authentically with others.
I try to keep it real in this space, which means sometimes I ask hard questions or tackle the occasional controversial topic. I don’t have all the answers (or any of them, for that matter). But I do appreciate the value of respectful, grace-full dialogue. With that in mind, I invite you to ponder and grapple along with me; don’t hesitate to drop a line or two into the comment box or send me an email, even if you disagree with me. In the eight years I’ve been blogging I’ve learned so much from my readers, and I look forward to many more fruitful conversations in the future.
I’ve written two books – Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith and 50 Women Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Heroines of the Faith – and my third, Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Radical Monk, will be published in January 2017 (you can learn more about all three books here).
I also write a monthly column for the Lincoln Journal Star and have contributed to various online publications and sites, including Relevant magazine, Her.Meneutics, Ann Voskamp, Emily P. Freeman, Grace Table, and For Her magazine. I do freelance writing and editing as well (visit this page if you are interested in learning more about those services).
A native New Englander, I now live in Nebraska, where I discovered the Great Plains, grasshoppers the size of Cornish Hens and God. I’m married to Brad, an English professor who reads Moby Dick for fun. We have two boys, the laziest beagle/Corgi in the history of all dogs, and a lizard named Frill.
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