Letter from A Birmingham Jail

I read the letter in its entirety for the first time this year, and I’d encourage you to do the same. *** April 16, 1963 MY DEAR FELLOW CLERGYMEN: I think I should indicate why I am here in Birmingham, since you have been influenced by the view which argues against “outsiders coming in.” I... Read more » The post Letter from A Birmingham Jail appeared first on And Babies Don't Keep ....more

5 Questions for When Christmas Falls on Sunday

This morning I was driving to the Dollar Tree to pick up some little Christmas gift bags for the children of City Church and I tried to remember the last time Christmas fell on a Sunday. I’d decided that it must have been 13 years ago, questioned if that math even worked, and agreed with…myself…that... Read more » The post 5 Questions for When Christmas Falls on Sunday appeared first on And Babies Don't Keep ....more

The Crown and the Talk

…people say, “I care about my neighbors,” but don’t have an awareness to do something every single time they step out of their doors…they [should be] looking for ways in which they can affirm their neighbors and protect them if necessary. That takes an entire culture mindset shift. Was there ever a time when we.. ....more

Exploring Loneliness in the Upside-Down Kingdom

True story – last week when we were anticipating the release of this latest episode of the UpsideDown Podcast, some of us hosts had very little memory of recording it. It was the second half of a long night of recording and I’m not sure why, but it was a really exhausting experience. I woke.. ....more

Asiago, Roasted Red Pepper, and Black Bean Quiche

For months now, I’ve been lauding the overlooked and under-appreciated goodness that is...more

What I’m Learning and A Prayer

Last Tuesday I ran around getting myself and the kids ready to leave town for my brother’s wedding in St. Louis. I voted early, so after school we packed, had dinner, played a round of Go Fish, and put the kids to bed ....more

So #blessed

The latest episode of Upside Down, our podcast featuring “unscripted conversations on life and faith” dropped yesterday! (Yeah, dropped. I said it ....more

Fighting Fear with Hope

Hey look, I said I probably wouldn’t be back over here this week but here I am! You know what’s brought me here? The election ....more

Wherein I Inquire about the Clerical Collar

Lately I’ve found myself wondering what the church planter’s wife equivalent of the clerical shirt and collar might be. A turtleneck? A dress with a neckline that looks like a doily? ...more

When it Rains, it Pours – Commercials, Movies, and a new Podcast!

There must be something magical about today, because the heavens are opening up and dumping all kinds of fun things this week. It’s like, raining sprinkles or something. For example, you may have seen on Facebook that...more