Making Space for Grief

Making Space for Grief

Making space for grief was not part of the plan. Watching grief bump up against my ordinary life was not the way I thought it would go. Grief is messy, hard, and never quite leaves once it takes root. When grief settles in and takes hold, your life changes in ways...
Where Do You Need to be More Honest in Your Story?

Where Do You Need to be More Honest in Your Story?

Where do you need to be more honest in your story? What holds you back from living authentically? How do you move forward when the truth you seek is not what God created you for? These power-packed questions will either leave you cowering or ready to face them head...
Light and Dark: God’s Perfect Dichotomy

Light and Dark: God’s Perfect Dichotomy

I’m not sure when I began to become fascinated with light and dark. Maybe it was last year, the year before that, or maybe it was yesterday. I feel like it’s always been simmering below the surface waiting to make its appearance. It’s as if it has...
Is it Possible to Have Hope and Joy in 2021?

Is it Possible to Have Hope and Joy in 2021?

The last few days of 2020 passed very quickly and the memories of the holidays faded out as the curtain closed on the year. My thoughts now begin to run haphazardly and I am left thinking that 2020 was a cruel joke. The hopes and dreams that lived in my heart as the...
An Invitation to Advent Living

An Invitation to Advent Living

I remember the first nudge, the quickening of my spirit followed by an intake of breath. It was a time when life was overtaking me and catching my breath was hurried at best. A seed was planted that day as I realized that life did not need to feel overwhelming on a...
Becoming Advent People in a Busy World

Becoming Advent People in a Busy World

Hurry up! Slow down! Follow me. Shop here. Buy this. Conflicting messages come at us non-stop. If we focus on what everyone is saying and turn toward the world, we forget the reason we are here, to begin with. The world continues to shout louder, our hearts beat...
Wishing, Waiting, and Willingness … and Book News

Wishing, Waiting, and Willingness … and Book News

Looking back over the last five years, it feels like a blur. The combination of major life changes and loss, mixed with dreams and an open heart brought me to where I am today. There was no magic formula. Many times I believed “stuck” was where I would end...

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