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 […]

Soccer Players Unite!

KGSA Foundation and I are doing a campaign to get a copy of Play Like a Girl to every girls’ soccer team at the 2018 Schwan’s Cup in Blaine this July in hopes of connecting amazing girls here with amazing girls in Kibera. We can get books for $10 a copy, so a small donation to the […]


This morning the task was to discuss the story of Judas betraying Jesus with two separate groups of high school students. We read John’s version, where the soldiers, police and Pharisees went after Jesus with lanterns, torches and weapons. Later, Simon Peter took out a sword and, before Jesus could tell him to put it […]

Remembering Again

People in child's pose

After a couple years of home practice, I recently returned to a yoga studio. There are so many advantages to practicing in community, one of which is the little nuggets of truth the yogi offers during class to meditate on. It’s part of what makes yoga feel holistic and replenishing. Some truths seem to come […]

Save the Date, Twin Cities!

If you are in the Twin Cities area on August 15, I’d be honored to see you at Open Book for the Play Like a Girl launch event! Please share this invite with other people in your life who may be interested. RSVP today! Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: