So many times, growing up, I feared for my life and safety… Continue reading When Abuse Results in Lasting Grief
In my Sophomore year of college I was introduced to Anne Lamott. Basically, she is a fabulous writer who writes raw words and loves Jesus. She’s also basically nothing like me.
But I couldn’t help be drawn to the way she unapologetically exposed herself. The way she wrote all the words about her life and never failed to tell her own sin and her own struggles, and all her hopes for the future. Continue reading “Our Stories Reflect The Power of The Gospel”
Yesterday was one of those once in a lifetime sort of days. Mostly, the type of day you hope you never have to live through. And my soul is tired… Yesterday, I read 3 pages of allegations and all I could … Continue reading When My Soul is Weary
One of the most devastating side effects of abuse is self doubt. Honestly, I struggle to put into words the heartache that physical and emotional and verbal abuse have on a child’s sense of self…and how we carry a longing to know who we are and to be known into adulthood. Continue reading “I Will Thrive Anyway”
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.”
Listen. You don’t have to be famous to be successful. You don’t. Living a Well-Lived life might not be easy but it is SIMPLE. Really…you only need TWO things: Willingness & Intention. Willingness – Cheerfully consenting or ready. Intention – an act … Continue reading Living With ALL The Intention