Winter 2018 has been super heartbreaking in a lot of ways. Someone I love is addicted to drugs, and watching them lose everything and waste away has been tragic in ways so deep I’m not sure there are words to … Continue reading When People You Love Fall Apart
Today was Sunday, and like so many other Sundays I spent my morning thinking about and preparing for church. I have been to church almost every Sunday of my life. Some of the seats I’ve sat in, I’ve loved. Some, … Continue reading Why Church Matters- Part 1
Every single good and worthy thing I have ever done has been preceded by fear. A lot of fear. Fear is a tool used by Satan to debilitate. It is his last ditch defense against God’s will for us, against … Continue reading Fear is the Final Defense Tactic Against God’s Goodness
No matter your story, no matter the type of abuse or level of abuse you might have endured, all sin wounds. And simply because all sin wounds, there is grief in the world. Here it is: the truth about pain: … Continue reading From Victim to Healed: The Journey of Lament
When I turned 20 I couldn’t imagine myself at 30. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure I would survive the next ten years: depression was so dense around me. I knew God was good and there, but I just couldn’t seem … Continue reading What The Past Decade Has Taught Me
Have you ever heard someone tell their story without a hint of shame?
In my senior year at Northwest University, we had a guest speaker; a man who had lived a wild life of parties and dark sexual pleasures. There he stood, with so much humility and joy and theatrical storytelling it was almost like he was telling someone else’s story. But he wasn’t. He lived every second of the heartache, the brokenness, the shame. And yet here he was: healed and thriving and generous and vulnerable. Continue reading “This Is What Healing Looks Like and What It Means.”