Entries by Becky

Fifty Shades of… What Exactly?

What are romance movies really teaching us? In its first weekend, 50 Shades of Grey raked in over $81 million in ticket sales. Labeled as a “dark, romantic adult fairy tale,” the movie has prompted an onslaught of articles responding to the graphic sexual content in the book. For the past few weeks, I have […]

The Heartbeat of Valentine’s Day

How we love one another With Valentine’s Day less than 24 hours away, the expectation to get the “perfect” gift or plan the “perfect” date for your spouse or loved one can feel like an overwhelming task. It’s easy to read stories of extravagant Valentine’s Day dates and think, “If only my spouse does (fill […]

A Year-end Ministry Review

Giving thanks for this year With the holidays upon us I can’t help but let my thoughts drift to the life of Jesus. As I think about the threads we see throughout Jesus’ life, I keep returning to two things in particular: His deep love for Scripture and His deep love for people. These two things are hallmarks for how we at Truessence […]

Airline bucket list

My starboard seatmate After a full weekend of work that included many hard conversation-filled days and nights, I was ready for space to capture some thoughts on paper and get started on the pile of emails that needed to be sent. I boarded a plane to return home, only to find that the plane was […]

How sweet it is to be loved by you…

I think love is risky… I had breakfast with a friend the other day. We talked about our shared moments in history, our life stages, grown/growing children, and then we turned a dark corner into the hard stuff. The kind of things that once they’re said out loud can no longer be hidden. I think […]

The Special Vintage of Her Life

It is her birthday. She is turning thirty. She gathered her friends from across the structural lines of work and pleasure and asked them to all show up in a vineyard – hard to struggle through I know. She dreamed of celebrating. So we all came. We met one another, shared a living space for […]

I Wanted To See Whales

Living with desire I went whale watching in Washington. Searching for whales in the San Juan Islands is a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack—these islands are massive and waterways are 100-lane highways for freightliners. I boarded Island Adventure Cruises and we set out for a six-hour tour, with about 60 people. […]

Sitting With Judgment

This morning I am sitting with judgment. It’s rather quiet right now, but it was active most of the night and robbed me of sleep. It goes something like this: I hurt someone I love with words that came out of my mouth. Honestly I didn’t intend to, but the way they were received in […]

Easter Interruptions

My time is coming to a close there in this beautiful place called South Africa. I had my morning planned, eat a healthy breakfast, write a profound Easter blog, do a bit of cleaning for my daughter and then head to the seashore. So I headed to a local coffee shop I have fallen in […]