“Even More Undignified Than This…”

In college, I had the great privilege of working two summers at Mount Hermon Christian Camps in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I worked one summer at Redwood, with elementary and junior high students, and one summer with the high school and junior high at Ponderosa. I learned to surf, and go down a half pipe,…

Stand on Love

When I first started college at Chico State, I remember seeing a guy standing in the quad preaching. He was shouting and pointing, and asking the students to turn away from their sin, and turn to God. I’m sure his intention was to save the students from their sins, and have them turn to Jesus…

Because it’s Valentine’s Day: 5 Tidbits for Marriage

When my husband, Manny, and I started dating he was 19 and I was newly 21. 14 months later we were engaged, and 9 months after that we were married and starting our lives together. There were some naysayers, of course, but we knew that God had brought us together and had a plan for…

Advent Week 4: Living a Life of Worship

Growing up, my grandparents had this framed poster in their house that said “Take your everyday ordinary life-your sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking around life- and place it before God as an offering.” Now I know this is Romans 12:1-2 from “The Message” translation of the bible, but back then I just thought…