Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Thoughtful Thursday–It’s OKAY to Relax

To the person who has been holding your breath–it is okay to relax. Maybe you’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop or the next storm to hit. Truth is–trouble will come, but what might happen if you reframe your outlook? Lean in and consider another way to look at your life. It’s not…… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday–It’s OKAY to Relax

Encouragement · Hope · wisdom

Note to Self: Reminders we ALL Need

Whenever I sit down to write, I think about all the things that have been swirling in my head. As an enneagram one, the things swirling in my head are MANY. I consider and reconsider everything I say, everything someone said to me, every action taken, every decision of inaction, and on and on. The…… Continue reading Note to Self: Reminders we ALL Need

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Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

Recently, I was invited into a circle of suffering. Most of us prefer an invitation to a celebration, but there is something sacred to be found in the space of suffering. Our deep need for connection is realized in the most tender seasons of our lives. As I sat and looked around the room, I…… Continue reading Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

Encouragement · Faith · Hope · wisdom

Bent Low to Stand Tall: A Strange Way to Save Us

Unexpected storms offer fertile soil for insight and breakthrough. Although we were on Spring Break, we knew snow was a distinct possibility, so waking up to a blanket of white was a welcomed surprise. Boundaries once created with the silhouette of hedges, were now transformed by the layer of fresh snow. The pathway to our…… Continue reading Bent Low to Stand Tall: A Strange Way to Save Us

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

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Confessions of a Control Freak

Do you crave control? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. Although unpopular, my guess is that many people wrestle with a need for control. If we used the word order instead of control, I suspect all the hands in the room would go up. Order seems to be instinctive—maybe it does not…… Continue reading Confessions of a Control Freak

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