10 Hallmarks of a Truly Free(d) Spirit

Everyone loves a free spirit, and as modern women, many of us (at least secretly) want to be one! But here's the big secret: being free doesn't mean we've actually been freed.Our Instagram feeds are stuffed daily with beautiful photos advocating a glamorously non-conformist "bohemian" lifestyle. While the sum total of what it means to … Continue reading 10 Hallmarks of a Truly Free(d) Spirit

The Real Reason Mr. Right Hasn’t Shown Up Yet

Your Maker is your husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer.” - Isaiah 54:5  Hello, Beautiful Sister, I see you there. You have a deep desire to be married, to create a family that honors God. Perhaps He has even given you a word confirming this … Continue reading The Real Reason Mr. Right Hasn’t Shown Up Yet

Finding Freedom from Emotional Eating

For most of my life, I wouldn’t have said I had an eating disorder.  To me, “eating disorders” were things like anorexia and bulemia: big, life-altering struggles that required the intervention of doctors, therapists and pastors.  I never realized that every time I ran to the fridge for a snack when I felt sad, or … Continue reading Finding Freedom from Emotional Eating

What to Do When Your Creative Muse Goes AWOL

I wish my muse was better behaved. I really do. But like me, she’s a free spirit—and sometimes she takes the day off without letting me know.  In the past, if I’m honest, she’s taken more than a day or two. Once, she even took off a whole decade. (That’s another story for another day...) … Continue reading What to Do When Your Creative Muse Goes AWOL

The Water Is Within: Why Everything You’re Looking for, You Already Have

“If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. They are not a sort of prize which God could, if He chose, just hand out to anyone. They are a great fountain of energy and beauty spurting up at the very centre of … Continue reading The Water Is Within: Why Everything You’re Looking for, You Already Have

“You are not my Bargain Bin Daughter” and Other Radical Things God Said to Me about Money and Shopping

From the time I was born, I’ve been a bargain shopper. Yes, like literally, I think my mom and grandma took me out bargain-hunting in a stroller. They raised me “good and frugal.” When it came to clothes shopping, deals were our best friend. If it wasn’t on sale, we didn’t buy it. Living large … Continue reading “You are not my Bargain Bin Daughter” and Other Radical Things God Said to Me about Money and Shopping

7 Things That Happen When You Get Emotionally Free of your Past

Sometimes, on the healing journey, it can feel impossible to believe that you will ever be free of what happened to you. You’re a goal-oriented woman, and you love to have a target to aim your arrows toward, or a finish line to run for. But when it comes to your emotions and healing from your past, … Continue reading 7 Things That Happen When You Get Emotionally Free of your Past

Telling Your Story Is Great, But Which One are You Telling?

It takes a great deal of courage to tell your story. In my old life, before Nothing, the suitcase and cross-continental moves, I used to do a lot of coaching for women. Telling your story was something I preached and taught. And to a certain extent, I lived it. But I did not understand then … Continue reading Telling Your Story Is Great, But Which One are You Telling?

9 Ways to Love Your Body When You Don’t Really Like It

“Don’t you you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that His spirit dwells in your midst?” - 1 Corinthians 3:16 You know deep inside if you don’t love your body. It’s hard to admit aloud, perhaps, but not hard to know in your soul. You hate mirrors. You don’t want to have your … Continue reading 9 Ways to Love Your Body When You Don’t Really Like It

Dancing in the Footsteps of St. Hildegard, Part 1

Names matter. I've always loved asking people about their names, and what they mean. People, too, often ask me where the name for this blog--"That Fiery Dance"--came from.For me, "That Fiery Dance" has many meanings. And I'm sure it may have some totally different for you. First, for me it's a nod to freedom. (Because … Continue reading Dancing in the Footsteps of St. Hildegard, Part 1