The Sacred Ache

Sharon Suffering 11 Comments

Ever since I moved to the Chicago area for school, people always ask if Ike and I will move back to North Carolina when we graduate. Although I don’t know the answer to that question with any real certainty, I tend to give an optimistic response. Ideally, we would like to head back to North Carolina, or at least somewhere …

The Next 40 Days

Sharon Sanctification, Seasonal 4 Comments

As you probably know, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of the Lenten season. Whenever this season rolls around I always make time to consider how I will observe Lent, but this year has been a bit different. I have also spent an unusual amount of time reflecting on how I observed Lent last year. If you’re one …

Who Owns Your Body?

Sharon Pro-life 5 Comments

This week I had the privilege of hearing from the Executive Director of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity at Trinity. She provided an introduction to the Center, as well as a brief look at the major issues confronting bioethics today. Many of the bioethical questions of our time do not have clear-cut answers, so she offered some guiding …

The Wrong Kind of Healing

Sharon Forgiveness 5 Comments

Opening Note: I know it’s Valentine’s Day, but this is NOT a Valentine’s Day post. Not even close. BUT, this topic has been on my mind a lot lately, so I hope it will speak to the people who need it today! Anyone who has had even the tiniest smidgen of counseling training has probably been told that there’s no …

Can Women Relate to a Male Savior?

Sharon Parenting, Theology 10 Comments

I know that today’s title is provocative, but I didn’t choose it for the purpose of provoking. Instead, I chose to address this question because it is one that some Christian women genuinely ask. In fact, a few feminist theologians have gone so far as to ask the far more provocative question: Can a male savior save women? From some …

Big News from the Millers!!!

Sharon Uncategorized 16 Comments

Hello friends, today is a very special day! I am so excited to finally be sharing the wonderful news that in mid-August 2012, Ike and I will be expanding our family by ONE! That’s right, I’m pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am currently 12 weeks along which means the end of the first trimester is in sight! Hip hip hooray! As far as …