When Getting a Puppy is a Spiritual Discipline

If you would have asked five years ago if we would ever get a dog, I would have laughed and answered with a resounding “No, I take care of six kids. I don’t need to take care of a dog too!”

December 4, 2023

A New Habit

One night a little while back, I was ending my evening in my usual way. Jared and I were making our way toward bed and I started listing off to him all the things that were rattling around in my brain. And for me, 9 times out of 10 those things will be worries and anxieties. Sometimes it’s just the next day’s to-do’s and demands, sometimes it’s concern about one of our kids or worry about finances, and often it’s discouragement that I’m not “doing enough” in some particular area. 

March 8, 2021

Turning Forty: Reflections on Middle Age

Recently I turned the big 4-0! And I have to confess that I feel pretty excited about it. As I have reflected on this, I realized that I have sound biblical reasoning for this general good cheer that I feel about growing older.

March 2, 2020

Discerning Lies and Truth in the Clean Eating Trend

Clean-eating is a pretty hot topic in our culture these days, and like any other cultural trend, it’s important that we bring biblical discernment to how we think about our food and diet. Let me start off by saying that I don’t think any one approach to food is the right way. I have friends who have been greatly helped with certain health issues by changing their diets, and I think that is wonderful. I also have friends who enjoy a lot of freedom in what they eat and are thriving in that. So there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to how we eat. But I do think there are two big lies tempting us when we think about food in our current culture.

June 17, 2019

Book Recommendation by Meghan Mellinger

Last February I had the chance to join Jared on a trip he was taking to Texas, which afforded me some uninterrupted reading time. I was able to read two books in the span of four days…something that never happens in the course of my “normal” life! One of the books I read was called Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God’s Image by Hannah Anderson. I found it to be a thought-provoking…

March 11, 2019