Like Mike

The Shroyer Family
The Shroyer Family

Some friends may remember a blog I wrote two years ago about why we were doing something called “Cre8” instead of going to a “regular church.” I named several things I felt drawn to about Cre8, but it was awkward and messy, too. What it really boiled down to, the reason we were a part of Cre8 for 3 ½ years, is simple: We saw that Mike and Ami Shroyer were the real deal. Genuine, honest, Jesus-loving, people-serving, others-minded, selfless, world-changing, visionary leaders — although still human, too, of course. We didn’t exactly know how far we would go, but we decided to tag along for the ride. Fast forward … Continue reading Like Mike

The Art of Purging

anne-quote1For about the past week and a half, we have been decluttering and purging to the extreme. I so badly want to reflect on how good this has been for my soul, how the process can be simultaneously liberating and joyful although overwhelming and painful, too. I haven’t much time, however, as I’m on a schedule and have a purging deadline. Continue reading The Art of Purging

Beautiful Woman

Just when you think I may never blog again, I post something almost completely unrelated to anything else on my blog. I have high aspirations to blog more frequently, and we have adventures on the horizon that will provide some once-in-a-lifetime writing material. However, for today, I just want to share some thoughts on being a woman. Continue reading Beautiful Woman

7 Foods

I and about 27 friends decided to launch our own “experimental mutiny against excess,” doing each of Jen Hatmaker’s 7 fasts for 7 days (instead of a month as she did). Each week I’ll post my thoughts from the previous week, Jen-style, not because I’m trying to be like her but because I’m trying to be like Jesus and her books encourage me to that in new ways. Continue reading 7 Foods

Why I Can’t Say “Retail Therapy”

If I were a real and devoted blogger, I could probably expect some backlash from this post. As I am just a sometimes blogger with a small following of people, 90% of whom won’t read this, I’m not too concerned about that. I also think that even if I had a big-time, popular blog, I would still need to say this, but I might word it more carefully.

I really can’t stand the term “retail therapy.”

There. I said it. Continue reading Why I Can’t Say “Retail Therapy”