Christian Mondays

I have the wonderful privilege of being a part of some very polar worlds, all of which tend to collide in a lovely display of diversity on my social media feeds. From the most-conservative buckle of the Bible belt to the most-liberal reaches of The States… From the US to the far East… From church […]

On Finding Your Person

If you have spent any of your single life in a church, you probably have a minimum of 2 lists. 1) A list of what you want in a mate. 2) A list of what you don’t want in a mate. You were likely encouraged to start with deal-breakers (loves Jesus, treats me well…). You […]

On Being Pregnant…Again

First, I want to get the “usuals” out of the way. Yes, we know what causes this (I’m a freaking doctor, for crying out loud). Yes, this was planned. (See #1). No, we were not/are not “trying for a boy”. We always knew we would have “3 or 4”…(see #2). And this is how we […]

Match Day!

Well you all hopefully understand the process a bit better, and now all 4th years that have matched are ready to be FREEEEEEE!!! We are excited to announce that: 1. I will be training as a Family Medicine Physician at OSU for 3 years beginning July 1, 2015!!! 2. WE GET TO STAY IN TULSA!!! […]

Why All 4th Year Medical Students Currently Look Like Zombies

Until Monday, every D.O. student participating in “The [scariest-thing-you’ve-ever-had-to-wait-on] Match” will be counting down the days. It’s been happening to me every morning completely involuntarily for about a week. You see, we have each typically spent (at least) 4 years getting our undergraduate degree and now 4 years of medical school to officially be called […]

The Psychiatric Implications of Online Church

The Rules: I have written rules for a post once before. It’s the one’s that make me nervous to post. But, here it goes. This is long. If you’re going to read it, take the time to read it. I won’t be offended if you don’t. I won’t even know if you don’t. Do not […]

Welcome Ruth Christine

You have followed our journey from the big surprise to the big reveal, and now… It is the big day!! We are so grateful for all your thoughts, prayers, encouraging messages, gifts given, and all the love you’ve heaped on us as we prepared to welcome baby Ruthie. So here are several of our favorite […]

The Issue of Age in Modern Worship | Adventures in Faith & Art

I am working on writing a worship philosophy series called “The Performance-Minded Worshiper” later this month and into next month. But I stumbled upon this article, and it is a perfect prelude to a broad, yet deep look into something that has been quietly sneaking into our Western Church ecclesiology for years: The Performance mentality. […]

The Beautiful Simplicity of Faith. Advent Week 4

This post will be a little shorter this week, as I spent a lot longer making the music this go round. But, in every season of preparation we have several ingredients. – change – learning – growth – stretching – planning – However, the ingredient that is often overlooked is Faith. From the NLT, (Hebrews […]

Break out the Shop Vac. Advent Week 3

I hope you’ve been enjoying these entries on Advent. We’re almost half way through the Advent season. As Christmas approaches, I really hope that your mind and heart are focused on preparation. Preparing your home for food, family, and fun; but more importantly, preparing your heart. I’ve been reading this blog on Advent called “The […]