Category: Culture Matters

What Moana taught me about calling.

Two friends and I went to see Disney’s Moana yesterday afternoon. I was excited for sure (I tend to either like movies or LOVE movies…so it’s always exciting for me) but gosh it’s a good one, y’all. And in a way that only a God as kind as ours would do, He put His hand

Election Day.

Sweet friends, I have been nothing but the worst of all bloggers this fall. I am so very sorry. At an event recently, the host asked if I was to be introduced as an “author, speaker, and blogger” and I cringed thinking how long it has been since I put words to the page here.

Resources I Find Helpful.

Friends. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this week has been disturbing and heartbreaking and sadly culturally shifting. Even now, as I type, the interstate in Atlanta is shut down with protestors. And I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to help. It feels so big and scary and

Abby Wambach is right. (And why that matters for us.)

(image cred: USA TODAY SPORTS)   Abby Wambach retired yesterday as one of America’s most influential, impactful, and talented soccer players. More international goals than ANYONE who has ever played soccer- male or female. World Cup champion. Olympic Gold medalist (twice). 2012 FIFA Player of the Year. (And the list goes on. If you don’t

What I learned about God from Nicole and Jimmy.

Please tell me you’ve seen this clip with Jimmy Fallon and Nicole Kidman from Tuesday night’s episode of The Tonight Show? Where Nicole tells him that ten years ago she hung out with him thinking they could maybe be a thing- both were single and she was interested. He thought it was a hang out

What you should tell your teen (and yourself) about Kim Kardashian

If you haven’t seen, new nude magazine cover photos were released of Kim Kardashian this week. (It’s not the first time, but it surely seems to be the most viral release.) It has been hard, nearly impossible, to avoid seeing her full backside displayed, and as of yesterday, her full frontside as well. And while

Why Sean Lowe’s Story Matters.

I like Sean Lowe. I liked him on Emily’s Bachelorette season. I liked when he was the Bachelor. I like his sister’s blog. I wanna be friends with him and Catherine. But. That’s not why Sean’s story matters. Yes, everyone’s story matters. But that’s not what Sean’s story matters. And this isn’t going to be

How do we help Miley?

Sometimes I worry that the more teen books I write, like Speak Love, the more people are going to expect me to know things. How do we help a girl like Miley? How do I keep from my daughter being like that?  What is this world coming to? All valid questions, but I’m not sure I