Bronwyn Lea

Daughter of God. Servant of King Jesus. Wife. Mom. Opposer of Entropy. Lover of Words. Fueled by laughter and caffeine. Writer at www.bronlea.com.

When Church Feels Like Ballet Class (some thoughts on Posture, Strength, Flexibility, and Attitudes)

  Someone asked me recently when last I was “wowed” by church. I didn’t know what to say, but it made me wonder about the question: should I expect to be “wowed” by church? If not, what should church feel like? I’ve been wrestling with this for days, and the closest answer I can think …

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I love you, friend, but I don’t want your essential oils (or leggings, or mascara…)

If you’ve been around church women for any length of time, chances are you’ve been invited to some kind of product party: a “no pressure, just-a-bunch-of-girls get together” with food and a presentation of jewelry, essential oils, makeup, leggings, cleaning products, accessories, nutritional supplements, skin care miracles, or (fill in the blank) on display. Or, …

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The Lord is my Shepherd, it’s going to be okay (A Psalm for weary women)

Remember playing hide-n-seek as a kid, and after a countdown the seeker would shout “Ready or not, here I come!”? Lately I’ve been feeling like I want to hide away somewhere, too, but my calendar is shouting “Ready or not, here I come!” at me. It’s a crazy season, and sometimes I feel a rising …

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Is it okay to watch Game of Thrones? (some thoughts on freedom, fear, and viewer discretion)

  “Dear Bronwyn,   Is it okay to watch Game of Thrones? I have Christian friends who want to get together and watch it, and other Christian friends who think it’s the Show Satan Made. Any thoughts?   Thanks, HBgO or HBnO?”   Dear HBOer, I don’t know if it’s okay for you to watch …

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Is my child ready for Kindergarten? Should we start school early? Or wait a year?

I had the joy of being a guest on the Coffee + Crumbs podcast this week, talking about the difficult decisions we have as parents of choosing schools for our kids. Public? Private? Home school? Other? (You can check out the episode here… and if you don’t know about C+C and its lovely blog for …

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Still Flying

I just returned from an incredible week at the Harvest Island Wilderness Workshop: a week with 15 others on a remote island, learning about writing from Leslie Leyland Fields (a masterful writer, as you can see here), and Philip Yancey (!!!). I’ve wanted to go from the first time I heard about it, if we …

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Eeny Meeny Miney NO (talking with my kids about rhymes and race)

  My kids were figuring out whose turn it was to do something this morning, and instead of their usual game of rock-paper-scissors, busted out that ubiquitous kids’ rhyme to solve their dispute: Them (chanting): “eeny meeny miney mo, catch a tiger by its toe. If it hollers…” Me: Now wait just a minute. We need to …

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