faith · family · learn

when the ways aren’t your ways and other frustrating things about God

When Rob was looking for a job, we would daydream – or I should say *I* mostly daydreamed – about opening a food truck called “Reverend Wootton’s Big Food Truck” which would be a variety of grilled cheeses on artisan breads and a “Billsburger” with handcut chips. You never know… God may be calling us… Continue reading when the ways aren’t your ways and other frustrating things about God

faith · learn

things no one will say we’re thankful for

Thanksgiving is sweet. Some say it’s the last pure holiday in that there isn’t a perverse commercialism attached to it and other than overt gluttony, we can appreciate most aspects of the day with joy and gladness. Some years are not so thankful. I’ve felt that. This year, I am so very grateful for so… Continue reading things no one will say we’re thankful for

Church · faith

the marks of maturity

When I think of maturity, I think about a tree in Colonial Williamsburg. It is absolutely huge and amazing. That tree didn’t get like that overnight. Or several nights. It’s thousands of nights. It’s been through storms. It’s been through decades of children climbing and running around it. It’s sheltered many. It’s amazed many. Its… Continue reading the marks of maturity

arts, movies, music, pop culture · faith

the gospel according to… Arrival, the movie

MAJOR SPOILER ALERT !!! Proceed accordingly…. I’ll wait. So Rob and I watched Arrival last night. It is moody and a bit slow, but well done. I said out loud that I hoped that they would do something different – since I hadn’t read the book first and admittedly didn’t even know it was a… Continue reading the gospel according to… Arrival, the movie