In the summer of 1998 I was between 8th and 9th grade. My mom heard of a Christian theatre seminar called Art Reach and though money was tight, my parents scraped together the tuition and sent me to it. The seminar was not age restricted, so, though I was only 14, I attended classes with… Continue reading What is “the valley of the shadow of death”? It’s life.
Hunter Abrahamsen May 18, 2003 – January 21, 2021 Today we said goodbye to Hunter after more than 17 years. Eric and I started dating in March 2003, and he got Hunter in August of that same year. Hunter wasn’t your average puppy. He was flippin’ adorable, but not at all friendly or playful. At… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Hunter
Trigger warning: bullying, animal cruelty About a year ago an emotional interview between Anderson Cooper and Stephen Colbert went viral. It was shortly after the death of Cooper’s mother, famous fashion designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. The two men bonded over their losses, and Colbert is quoted as having said, “What punishments of God are… Continue reading When God’s Punishments Are Gifts
It’s an unpopular topic, but it needs to be said. We have a toxic culture around wine and motherhood. Alcohol is being marketed to moms at an unprecedented rate. Not only alcohol, but products touting alcohol usage specifically by young mothers. You don’t have to look very far to see what I mean. These images… Continue reading Surviving Mommy Wine Culture
Horatio Spafford may not be a household name, but it’s one you should know. If you already know who he is, chances are you’re a church organist, or a Baptist. So for the rest of us, let me tell you about Horatio Spafford, the modern day Job. First let’s do a little review on who… Continue reading Horatio Spafford and The Job Method of Mourning
Author’s note: this blog was written in April 2019. Excuse the explicit language in the headline, but it’s time for me to talk about something important. Poop. You might not think this would be a life or death conversation, but for some people, it might be. Please endure this ridiculously long blog post with me… Continue reading Let’s Talk Sh*t.