Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)

There are times on my journey that I learn uncomfortable lessons. These are the lessons I'm grateful for after I go through them but really would love to trade in for a refund while I'm in the midst of the experience. This is one such time in my life right now. Thankfully, God does not … Continue reading Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)

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

Little Paper Pieces: On the Tearing Up and Rewriting of Your Life

NOTE: The following is a featured post from 2016 which first appeared on my former creative blog, Scrappy Storyteller. I'm sharing this as a way of embracing my past creative self and sharing ideas she had that, well, still matter today. Enjoy! Anyone who knows me well knows how much I hate the process of … Continue reading Little Paper Pieces: On the Tearing Up and Rewriting of Your Life

Get Your Story Straight, and the Rest Will Follow

NOTE: The following is a featured post from 2016 which first appeared on my former creative blog, Scrappy Storyteller. I'm sharing this as a way of embracing my past creative self and sharing ideas she had that, well, still matter today. Enjoy! Every year I have great plans for February. And every year, they get … Continue reading Get Your Story Straight, and the Rest Will Follow

Weightless Warrior: On Fencing Well at 30,000 Feet

NOTE: The following is a featured post from 2016 which first appeared on my former creative blog, Scrappy Storyteller. I'm sharing this as a way of embracing my past creative self and sharing ideas she had that, well, still matter today. Enjoy! “Be fully present. Feel your heart. And engage the next moment without an … Continue reading Weightless Warrior: On Fencing Well at 30,000 Feet

Embracing Traditional Femininity in an Alpha Female World

I'm surprised how frequently people refer to me as an "alpha female," or try to lump me in that category.Usually, I think it's meant as a compliment--a recognition that I have leadership qualities and am not afraid to step into roles of authority. I try to receive the compliment for its intention. But really, as … Continue reading Embracing Traditional Femininity in an Alpha Female World

What the “Touch of Jesus” Really Means for Healing

Recently while reading my Bible, I came across the story of a woman’s healing that really gripped me. I've read it before, many times, but I never saw it the way I did this time around. It gave me a brand-new way to understand emotional healing that freed me to a whole new level ... … Continue reading What the “Touch of Jesus” Really Means for Healing

Where Souls Cry: Walking the Berlin Wall

My entire life, I’ve heard about the Berlin Wall. I was just six years old when it fell. Before 1989, it was something the newscaster spoke about on my mom’s radio programs. After 1989, it was something everyone looked back on. I vaguely remember my parents reading voraciously about the circumstances around this historic event … Continue reading Where Souls Cry: Walking the Berlin Wall

God Is My ATM, No Matter How Offensive That Sounds

I believe God wants us to have the things we are longing for—relationally, creatively and materially.Let me say that again. I believe God wants us to have the things we are longing for—relationally, creatively and materially. If that sounds like I believe God is my ATM, ready to dole out relationships, artistic projects and cash … Continue reading God Is My ATM, No Matter How Offensive That Sounds

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