Writing Workshop at The Loft Literary Center

Writing Unplugged: Mindfulness & Writing in the Nooks of Life December 14, 2019 9 a.m.–1 p.m. REGISTER HERE Some of us, who do our best thinking while moving, feel stifled, frustrated and stuck staring at a blank computer screen. Others of us with busy work and home lives simply don’t have the luxury of huge swaths […]

12 Tiny Things #LEARN

In the month of September, because I still get excited for school supply season, the Twelve Tiny Things community focused on the verb LEARN. We will be exploring the verb EAT in October. Please join us!  I identify as a learner. I’ve always loved school and generally strive to stretch myself, grow and evolve as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]