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To Joyfully Endorse

One of my favorite parts of being a writer is cheerleading other writers. This past year, it was an honor to support Justin, Emmy, Angela and Meta, four pastors I deeply admire, on their writing journey from half baked idea to pristine print. I’m thrilled to see these four books out in the world interacting […]

Summer Love

Sometimes I fall in love with things so deeply that I can’t sleep at night until I’ve told everyone I know. Here is a sampling of my summer loves: LISTEN: Seeing White by Scene on Radio: Still my favorite podcast running, John Biewen and Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika turn the lens in the race conversation to […]

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Yoga & Journaling: Embracing our Storied Bodies Friday, September 6, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Up Yoga 4325 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis Taught by Uplifter Emma Almeroth and Ellie Roscher We believe our bodies hold deep wisdom. With a sense of curiosity and tender playfulness, this workshop couples journaling prompts with restorative yoga to unlock our wisdom and release embodied […]

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Summer Writing Class: Keeping It Pithy!

Summer Writing Class: Keeping It Pithy!

This summer I’m thrilled to be a teaching artist at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. If you’ve never been, consider signing up for the Summer Sampler. You’ll get to meet a slew of the teachers (including me!) and get a taste for their classes. My full class will be working with Flash Nonfiction. Summer […]

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Name Your Cows or How to Re-Center in Late Winter

Early in the winter, when the snow was welcome and the residue of the holiday season magic still lingered, I read Thich Nhat Hanh’s 5 book series on mindfulness: How to Sit How to Walk How to Eat Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: How to Love How to Relax […]

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Curiosity of Kids

I bring my kids to the library every 3 weeks to get a new stack of books. The stakes feel high. My kids love books, so picking great books makes the following three weeks significantly more enjoyable. I look for beautiful pictures, interesting topics, and main characters that don’t always look like my boys. My […]

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Intentional Living

Heidi Barr and I have been on the 12 Tiny Things journey for awhile now. Our paths began to intertwine seriously when we were two of several women contributing to a blog called Enough. 12 Tiny Things was born out of Enough, and has since really taken on a life of its own. Taylor Short […]

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So There’s This Boat…

Last weekend I had the honor of preaching at the Affirmation of Baptism service where a slew of wonderful 10th graders got confirmed. This sermon is for them, but folks listening liked it too. So I thought I’d share. The text for the day was Luke 5:1-11: Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in […]

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Gender Goals

As a woman, athlete, coach, and feminist I’m so excited to be speaking on The Jungle’s panel about gender equity in sports and education. It is a free, three part series at The Southern. I will be a part of the first panel on February 1. Come for the panel, stay for THE WOLVES, an […]

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2019- Root to Rise

12 Tiny Things has been such a gift. It surprised me again and again throughout 2018. Month in and month out I invested in the theme and playfully experimented with some tiny things. I learned so much about myself. I benefitted deeply from the presence and insights of the growing 12 Tiny Things community. Little […]

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