Community · Healing · Kindness · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

Sowkind Growth Workshop Registration

Sowkind Growth Workshops The Sowkind Nonprofit [a passion of my heart] offers Growth Workshops as a way of acknowledging that kindness is both an internal and external expression. Growth Workshop participants are invited to turn kindness inward through reflection, evaluation, and healing as a means of extending kindness outwardly. Mindsets and faith are the bedrock…… Continue reading Sowkind Growth Workshop Registration

Encouragement · Faith · Healing · Hope · wisdom

The Impact of Perspective

The experiences in our lives–both good and bad–serve as mile markers along our journey–they are not THE destination, but they point us toward our destination. Our successes and abilities are not the sum of our hope, identity, or purpose. If we make any of these mile marker experiences our final destination, our identity is negotiated.…… Continue reading The Impact of Perspective

Encouragement · Faith · Healing · moment of truth monday · wisdom

Moment of Truth Monday: Worthiness and Faith

Most of my life, I have struggled with worthiness. I have lived with a silent fear of missing out and not measuring up. From this fractured, false foundation, I attempted to earn my way into the heart of others and God.Just saying that sounds absurd, but when I look at my behaviors and decisions over…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday: Worthiness and Faith

Encouragement · Healing · wisdom

Lint Screen Lesson and Choosing Healing

I reached in attempting to remove the bundle of lint gathered in the tight crevice below the lint screen holder. Although this wasn’t on my agenda, I just couldn’t turn a blind eye and walk away. The dryer’s lint screen was designed to be cleaned between loads of laundry, but even if you follow that…… Continue reading Lint Screen Lesson and Choosing Healing

Christian Living · Faith · Healing · Hope

Broken Vessels Book Launch

It’s almost time! Eleven days. Eleven days. ELEVEN DAYS. Do you love a good old-fashioned countdown? I vacillate between loving it and feeling like the days are dragging on. In the case of releasing Broken Vessels into the world, it feels like the days are flying by, and I am not entirely sure I am…… Continue reading Broken Vessels Book Launch

Belief · Encouragement · Healing · Hope · wisdom

Unexpected Detours

Moab was everything we didn’t know to expect. We stood amazed at Arches and Canyonlands, found the most delicious eateries that catered to our many food allergies, and enjoyed several rainbow sightings and surrounding scenery. It always strikes me as odd that we love rainbows, but often begrudge the rain. I imagine it is because…… Continue reading Unexpected Detours

Healing · Hope · wisdom

Psst–I Have a SECRET to Share!

Book Release Coming Soon! Yes, you read that right. I have been working tirelessly to finish this manuscript, and the finish line is within sight. I am excited to share it with you! The labor pains accompanying this project are real. Between sitting in this spot for hours on end with hands hovering over the…… Continue reading Psst–I Have a SECRET to Share!

Encouragement · Healing · Hope

Fix Your Eyes Higher

Disappointment occupied a lot of real estate in my story. From broken homes to broken promises, it was as if the landscape of my life was destined for devastation. Disappointment has a funny way of influencing behavior and impacting perspective. After experiencing unmet expectations, I realized that I no longer enjoyed the ordinary moments in…… Continue reading Fix Your Eyes Higher

Community · Healing

Quarantine Chronicles 9.0

Twice during shelter-in-place orders, I have been overwhelmed with sorrow. Two times I have been confronted by the unnecessary snuffing out of lives. I know there are more stories, more names, more tragedies. Twice is merely the tip of the iceberg. While the danger of a virus that has taken an excessive amount of lives…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 9.0

Encouragement · Healing · Letters from the Heart

Dear Dad

Today’s letter unveils a story I’ve had the privilege of watching over the years. It was written by the man who sees all my meltdowns, mess-ups, and smells my morning breath. Eww. This is part of my husband’s story that takes a peek behind the curtain of his public life. He graciously and reluctantly, agreed…… Continue reading Dear Dad