Purposefully Created

One family's journey with God

Prioridade: Reflections on Rio part One

There were people shoved in every possible corner. Faces were smashed against the windows and yet still, like a broken branch has no other option in a rush of rapid waters but to move with the current, we were swept into Read more…


What if We Turn the Tables?

Last night, or rather very early in the morning, I went to battle with a terrorist. At the time I wasn’t aware of who I was fighting and the attack was unexpected as he entered quickly through the back door before Read more…


The Road Never Traveled

I was tucked in a corner covered in books, one of which was a huge Psychology text. I’d just put my two toddlers to bed and the kitchen was clean (ish) and I just need to finish this… one… chapter… Read more…


Do I make more sense now?

In college I made myself a T-shirt. It said- “Art major. Make more sense now?” Surprisingly, I regularly had friends and classmates walk by and smile with a moment of clarity as if that one sentence was able to neatly Read more…


I got this. I Totally got this.

Have you ever lived with a sleepwalker? Quite humorously my husband and his family all sleepwalk and talk. I’ve woken up in the night to find him hitting his pillow against the wall, jumping on the bed and giving speeches. Read more…


When God asks you to jump… Rogers in Rio Part Two

For three years I waited for a word. A new one I mean. The last time I’d heard from the Lord he told us to take our children and travel to the southern hemisphere where millions of people would be gathering in Read more…


Called. Rogers in Rio Part One

Called. What does that even mean? I guess I don’t completely know how to answer that question but I do know this- in August of 2012 we undeniably and unexpectedly were. So rather than get into a theological discussion on Read more…


Why on earth am I writing a blog?

In the beginning God Created. He created the sun, the stars, the oceans, the flowers, the amebas, the sea turtles, the foxes- and then- He created us. He created us passionately, artfully and purposefully with each breath He spoke into Read more…