Circling back to Submission

In college there were many parts of the Bible I loved and drew life from. The prophet Micah’s admonition to “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God” became something of a motto (my roommate even made t-shirts). The stories about the early church in the book of Acts, accompanied by the re-imagining of […]

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That Time I Gave Away Half of My Clothes (and other ideas on how to practice simplicity during Lent)

It was over a year ago now (but it seems like just last week) when I noticed it.  Piles everywhere. Clean clothes, dirty clothes, outfits tried on and off and discarded for a more preferable option before leaving for a morning meeting. Piles and piles and piles. And at once, I was over it. Enough […]

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Choosing

My word for 2014 is Joy. On December 31st though, as Ben and I were out and about eating poutine and visiting friends, a steady, silvery snow fell downy over the city. I hate snow. It freaks me out. I hate driving in it, I hate walking in it, I hate the fact that it’s […]

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Looking back: 2013

2013 started off with a “blahhh” as I battled through 10 days of the worst case of flu I’ve ever had in my life and somehow, miraculously, Ben and Cadence did not catch it. I caused a bit of a stir by questioning whether or not we really know what it means to be “pro-life.” […]

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Spiritual Selective Hearing

When I was a child, I was plagued with this disorder that my mother liked to call “selective hearing.” Perhaps you’ve experienced this as well: whenever mom would call that dinner was ready or say something like, “Hey Megan, I’m going to run some errands at the mall, do you want to come?” I would […]

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Dream Bigger, Dear One

“There is more to us than we know.  If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.” And with this brilliant quote from Kurt Hahn, my journey into Carolyn Curtis James’ Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women begins. […]

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peace

it’s been a crazy few weeks. new building. kid’s ministry fall kickoff. conferences. but today, we just found peace. in a cornfield. i feel so midwestern.

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long lost and returned

hiatus – “a break or interruption in the continuity of a work or series…a missing part or gap…a natural fissure or cleft in the bone” (dictionary.com) i believe Webster could add the title of this blog to his definition of hiatus. instead of a running, descript and lively narrative of our life as married people […]

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