Welcome to Wondering Without Wandering

Inspiration for this Blog

I believe in asking questions and investigating the ordinary-- it's in the simple spaces of life that we grow and expand to do greater things. So, in this place, I share my wonderings, but that does not make me one who wanders. Instead, I seek intentionally, upholding the truth I know about God and inviting the Spirit to help my head align with my heart. I invite you to take this journey with me and hope my small wonderings offer a little something for everyone.


April 1, 2020

“I am not in control.” 

I whisper this mantra to myself often, but my actions suggest I do not wholly believe it. The world around me is full of so many choices, it’s easy to mistake the abundance of options as a sense of control. Technology only furthers this idea, off...

January 8, 2019

I am not one for New Year’s resolutions. In fact, like the corporate calendar, the fall welcomes new beginnings in me more readily than the changing of the year. However, with 2018 behind me, I am reminded of the heaviness in which I entered it. Never has a new year fe...

November 2, 2018

I am a runner. The repetitive two way movement loathed by many energizes and grounds me. Running frees my mind, encourages my soul, and strengthens my body. However, until this month, I hadn’t run a race in about 5 years. In fact, I hadn’t run over 5 miles since before...

July 31, 2018

I am currently attempting a 90-day read through of the Bible. I say attempting, because I’m 13 plus days and hundreds of pages behind schedule. Fortunately, the Bible is a long book and I have managed to read a good chunk of the Old Testament in relatively quick succes...

June 27, 2018

Dear Christians of America,

I am one of you. This letter is not a criticism from a third party looking in. I do not find joy in exposing our flaws. I am a follower of Christ. Also, this letter is not meant to condemn the whole. Instead, I hope to bring light to a damagi...

May 22, 2018

During difficult seasons, I find it easier to hide behind busyness than face the music. The current soundtrack to my life is the heart wrenching ballad of deployment. The emotional teenager in me would embrace the angst and drown in the unrequited feelings of Ingrid Mi...

May 14, 2018

I spent the morning chasing my dog down a 50 mph road with my 25 lbs toddler on my hip. All participants in this morning’s adventure returned home sweaty but safe. It’s been one of those weeks where, despite preparation and good intentions, little has gone my way. My d...

May 8, 2018

If you ever witnessed or experienced the consequences of isolation, you know how devastating they can be. Depression and mental illness thrive in solitude. There is a reason solitary confinement is one of the most severe punishments in our prison system. We do not do w...

May 1, 2018

I sit on the precipice of change. More specifically, I am waiting for change I do not want to crash into me.  As a child, I used to love getting swallowed up by ocean waves. I welcomed the strong current as it tossed me about and always trusted it to spit me out at the...

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