Surviving Disappointment

Just in the past few weeks, an epidemic of disappointment has spread around me. In my life and in the lives of those I love, it has threatened to steal joy, extinguish dreams, and plant seeds of self-doubt. It seems the perfect time to consider weapons at our disposal to survive the inevitable force of disappointment.

[Grace Is…] Series: Readers’ Edition

We open up each month with our [Grace Is…] series, and chat about ways we see grace in our everyday lives. What an awesome reminder it is to reflect back on these moments of gifted peace and love. This month, I thought it would be fun to share a few comments that some of you have sharedContinue reading “[Grace Is…] Series: Readers’ Edition”

The Story-Arc of Holy Week

Depending on your faith journey and where you choose to worship, you may or may not observe Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. I’ve grown up in churches that offer worship services for both days along the journey to Easter. Maundy Thursday observes the night Jesus sits with his disciples in the upper room for their lastContinue reading “The Story-Arc of Holy Week”

[Grace Is…] Radical, Beautiful, Different

Grace is… (Really, Teresa? Again with this grace thing?) Yea, I know. I talk about it here a lot. That’s why last month I started this monthly series [Grace Is…] to talk about what’s so central to my faith. And something occurred to me just yesterday about grace that I wanted to share with you.

New Feature: The Grace Report

Just a quick,”Hey, there, how are ya?” for this Friday morning. Wanted to let all of you lovely people know about a brand new feature launching over on my Facebook page today: THE GRACE REPORT. Grace is the cornerstone of my faith and the message my writing aims to convey. It’s finding undeserved redemption, forgiveness,Continue reading “New Feature: The Grace Report”

Litter & Faith: A Christmas Lesson

Wham! Today, I got knocked up side the head with the hard reality of being a flawed follower of Christ. All thanks to a homeless man. It still hurts, but the bruise is around my tender soul instead of my hard head. And, I’m so thankful. I stopped for lunch at a local bistro. Sitting againstContinue reading “Litter & Faith: A Christmas Lesson”

Yearning for Christmas

I posted this photo and caption on Instagram last night after decorating our Christmas tree earlier than ever this year. I’ve noticed a lot of others commenting that they felt pulled to decorate early, too. What is making us yearn for Christmas this year? Whatever it is, I’m so grateful. I’ll look forward to visitingContinue reading “Yearning for Christmas”