He's Coming For You


I started to feel like the woman with the issue of blood.

It wasn’t just one area of hemorrhage in my life, but a thousand micro cuts of the heart. It was 2 years of what felt like constant sickness…

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The Courage of Showing Up for Your Life


I think one of the most courageous things you can do is to keep showing up for your life. 

I am not where I want to be, not in terms of healing, personal goals, relationships, overcoming the impossible standard of…

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It's Not the End of the Story

When someone is nearing death and speaking their last words to those around them, those words suddenly become some of the most important words they will ever hear. 

It’s no longer a distracted audience. 

No one is scrolling their phone…

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An Invitation to Return


We’ve been lied to from the beginning. 

The worst part of the story of the fall in Genesis 3 was not their disobedience to a command God had given them. God knew, after all, that we would all have this…

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Your Body is For You


Your body- your mind, soul and spirit is 100% for you 100% of the time. 

I've had to remind myself of that in recent years, since my later thirties and the birth of my daughter ushered in hormonal issues that…

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Sometimes Blinders are Necessary


“I didn’t want to just work at that place,” he told me from across the table with a sheepish grin. 

“I wanted to own the place.” 

He was telling me about the first place he worked upon release from prison…

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The Key to Freedom


Beloved, can I tell us both something that is really hard to hear? 

I promise it’s a truth that is an ally and a friend if we are willing to let it do its work. 

It’s time to stop making

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The Journey Home


The journey home to self was one of the longest that I ever faced. 

There were events and lies I believed that carried me away from the place of youth and innocence, where I was once carefree and viewed the…

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Permission to Hope Again



Dear 2021, 

You legit broke my heart and I am still on the long road of mending. My 10,000 pictures hold the proof, of hard seasons of transition and uprooting, of sitting in laundromats when it…

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Finding Life in the Hardest of Places


Journal Entry: December 25th, 2013 

37 days and a wake from release… 

“I woke up at 7AM and made fudge to pass out. Also woke up with 5 Christmas cards under my door. One was from

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The Counter Voices


Sometimes we need a counter-voice to the one inside our head. So I put myself back in counseling. I say that with zero shame, one- because it’s healthy to recognize and be able to admit when you need…

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