The Joy of Not Being Needed

April 8, 2021

“There are times when I hear my name called from another room or when my phone dings with another email, that my shoulders droop and I let out a long, exhausted sigh. Someone needs me again. I don’t know if you’ve felt this way, but trying to juggle work, a pandemic, family life, and everything else that needs my attention can be exhausting. These days, …

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Book Update

March 16, 2021

Wow. A lot has happened since I posted last! If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that Freedom to Flourish, the book I’ve been working on for years, is finally on its way!! It is available for preorder now and will launch on April 7th. This book is the culmination of years of work and prayer. It has not been an easy …

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Created to Create

February 25, 2019

“The other day I spent a few hours painting. If I had said that years ago you could be sure I was referring to something productive like painting a room in the house. I would have been redoing ill-conceived decorating choices or cleaning up scuff marks from our family of small children. It would have been purposeful. Needed. Practical. There is simply no way I …

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For the Love of the Con

August 30, 2018

Years ago I attended my first ever comic con and I have to say, it was amazing. The costumes, the excitement, the people… awesome. But there was something more to my experience, something that I couldn’t quite put into words until recently. I shared my thoughts over at Christ and Pop Culture…   “You like Star Trek?” My friend looked at me with an expression of suspicion mingled …

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Pink, What About Us, and Honesty

July 28, 2018

“Three mornings a week I watch my youngest hop out of the car and skip up to the door of her preschool. I wave a thank you to her teacher, pull out of the parking lot, and then do what I always do when I’m in the car alone, crank up the volume. Driving alone is one of the few times in my day when …

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Big Announcement

June 16, 2018

Well, the big, exciting, and slightly terrifying news in my life is that I have officially signed a contract with P&R Publishing to write my first book! It’s all about the radical, life-changing, heart-healing freedom that comes from being made in the image of God. Look for it sometime around the summer of 2019!    

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Shattered: enCourage Podcast

April 3, 2018

I’ve said it before, and you’ll probably hear me say it a million more times, but talking about what it means to be made in the image of God is one of my very favorite things to do. So getting the opportunity to talk with Karen Hodge about it over on the enCourage podcast this morning was a huge treat for me. If you’ve ever …

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A Seat at the Table

March 1, 2018

There is something almost magical about a rainy morning when you have nowhere to go. There is peace, an ancient sort of quiet, that descends upon my soul when I sit in the morning and just listen to the rain fall and splash against the side of the house. It stirs me. Inspires me. Makes me long for a pen or my computer or anything …

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An Empty-Handed Christmas

December 26, 2017

he day after Thanksgiving is a pretty big day for me; it’s the day I start getting ready for Christmas dinner. It takes me a full month because, as I’m sure you can imagine, there is a lot to do! There are Christmas trees to be trimmed, mantles to be decorated, and candles to be lit. There is food to be planned, gifts to be …

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I Don’t Fit the Mold

August 9, 2017

The Good-Christian Woman Mold Years ago, my husband and I were invited to Sunday Dinner (what I would call “fancy lunch”) at the home of a prominent southern pastor. We were truly honored, but let’s be honest, it was awkward. Family dinners at my parent’s house are loud and boisterous affairs. This was quiet and proper. I’m used to standing in the kitchen to munch …

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