Hilde, Born: Part 2

Nothing was happening. That's not entirely true. We were having fun. We blew up the hospital's gloves into hilarious balloons with the girls and my mom. We snuggled with the girls. Friends visited. We talked with the chaplain. We organized our teas, herbs, oils, books, rice pillow, massage tool, birth balls, chargers, and comfy PJs. … Continue reading Hilde, Born: Part 2

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Hilde, Born: Part 1 of 2

This wasn't a quiet pregnancy. We found out the day after Thanksgiving, on the road in Amarillo, Texas. There's more to the story, but that's the beginning. And almost instantly, just after those first feelings of joy, I felt awful. I couldn't keep anything down, sitting in my bed each day with my laptop and … Continue reading Hilde, Born: Part 1 of 2

On the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, or: I’m sorry, Luther, I’m just not that into you

Today churches all over the world will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s theses and the Protestant Reformation with music, sermons, tree plantings, workshops, and more. Like most folks raised in the Christian tradition, I’m no stranger to Luther. My husband was raised in a Lutheran tradition, with numerous Lutheran clergy relatives. When I … Continue reading On the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, or: I’m sorry, Luther, I’m just not that into you