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Full Circle

There was a crisp chill in the air on that late January day. I’d been on a bus for the better part of 3 days. I’d endured sleepless nights, little food, and physical violence only to arrive in Oakland California tired, nervous, and nearly broke. It was all worth it though. The entire trip, and the entire bent and trajectory of my life over the past few months had been leading up to this place, at this time...

Slow Down

Is it just me, or has January 2017 just zipped by? I always tell myself, “After the holidays, things will slow down.” I think you know where I’m going with this...

Out of the Wardrobe

We are becoming Anglican. 

Boom. I said it. And put it on the internet! 

We = my husband, John, and I. Becoming Anglican = transitioning from our Baptist / non-denominational church practice to an Anglican church and practice. 

After a lot of study, a lot of discussion, and a lot of new words like sacramentology, and intinction, we’re making what amounts to a life-changing shift in the way we do church, and follow Jesus...

Nope nope nope.

Hello, my name is Ferial and I am a recovering people-pleaser. 

The requests pour in--the emails, phone calls, text and Facebook messages. And I always want to say yes. Always. I want to be the girl you can count on. I want to be the friend who always keeps giving. I want to host every party, come up with every great idea (and put it into motion RIGHT NOW), and listen to everyone’s problems.

I want to. So much. So I say yes...

5 Strategies for Purposeful Rest

Is it just me or is this year flying by? We are halfway through and I feel like the busiest seasons are still ahead. John and I had a Sync Meeting the other day and discovered that we're booked solid until the fall. It'll be Christmastime before we know it...

Meet me at the table.

My roommates and I shared our first "family dinner" together this week. We have been residing underneath the same roof for six weeks now, but not until this week did we all have the time and space to be able to sit down together at the table...