Writer. Teacher. Story-Sharer. Isaiah 41:9

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Growing wings.

Growing wings.

Lately, I’ve been drawn to the remarkable life of butterflies. A few years ago, I shared my story on a national podcast.  It was terrifying, breaking out of the safe cocoon that hid my ugly past for so long, but it also set me free.  […]

The Lord Who Hears.

The Lord Who Hears.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of […]

Your words matter.

Your words matter.

There was a viral video going around this week about a certain prominent male Christian pastor and author, speaking unkind and irreverent things about a prominent female Christian author and speaker.  This man told this woman to “go home.” The woman wasn’t even in the […]

Rooted in His written Word.

Rooted in His written Word.

I’ve always been a reader.  For as long as I can recall, books have been my escape from reality.  As a child, I devoured series novels, particularly anything steady, predictable, and with a happy ending.  I read all the Babysitter’s Club books, Boxcar Children, Beverly […]

Love your neighbor as yourself.

Love your neighbor as yourself.

Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and all the Prophets […]

Mending a Critical Spirit

Mending a Critical Spirit

A few years ago, I attended my first-ever women’s gathering at our church.  I rarely summoned the energy for these things, not seeing myself “the type” to sit, eat, and make small-talk. And if there was a time to “share”?  Forget about it. My shackles […]

Behind the photo.

Behind the photo.

I found a pile of of VHS tapes tucked away in a drawer a few months ago.  These tapes chronicle all our family Christmases and birthdays throughout the 90s- my mom was a fanatic about filming things.  She would either walk around with the camera […]

The start of something.

The start of something.

Y’all, today I recorded my story for all the world to hear.  It’s unbelievable that this life, a life so cracked over so many years, could be fused together to create anything beautiful.  I used to be terrified to share it, ashamed of where I […]