The Danger of Comparison

The Danger of Comparison

Recently I was sitting in the back of my mini-van with my 5 month-old after a 10-hour road trip. The truth is I wasn’t thinking about my unwashed hair or the spit up (and coffee) on my clothes or the fact that I honestly couldn’t remember if I had put makeup on that morning. That is, I wasn’t Continue Reading

Saying Yes to the Mess

Saying Yes to the Mess

The kids decided to get creative in the kitchen.  Five year old Ben chattered on excitedly about becoming world famous for his invention of “cutie juice” which involved the careful squeezing of each slice of cutie into a funnel-and-cup and then careful transfer of precious milliliters into four Continue Reading

How To Respond To Ethnic Tension {#SEND2015}

How to respond to ethnic tension

A little over two years ago I moved from rural Kentucky to the urban core of Indianapolis. To say I had a lot to learn in order to navigate the density and diversity that defines a city would be an understatement. Even to this day I still have questions, such as: What should my response be to the Continue Reading

Muslims Are Not Our Enemies

muslims are not our enemies

I was absolutely shaking, sitting in the front seat of my minivan packed full of six girls. Next to me sat a Muslim who I had just met five minutes previous. We were having a church roller skating event and I had decided to call and invite the international students from our local community Continue Reading