Growth, Journey

Loneliness In Leadership

After Refine {the retreat}, I came home thinking a lot about leadership, and what it looks and feels like. I feel very new to it, and have so much still to learn, and a wealth of growing to do. As I reflected on this to a friend, we got onto the subject of loneliness in…

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Growth, Guest posting, writing

When You’ve Wanted The Wrong Things

I thought after writing my book it would be easier to talk about how God broke through my hard heart and realigned my spirit with His. But this particular season is an uncomfortable one, with a myriad of growing aches and pains. Shadow boxing is exhausting, in case you’ve never gone rounds with the demons…

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God-sized dreams, Growth

Wrestling With God

This post contains a couple of affiliate links. Thanks for helping me keep the lights on here. Wrestling With God Brene Brown wrote an amazing book about vulnerability. In The Gifts of Imperfection she says things like, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change” and “Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if…

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Growth

Waiting For A Spark

It rained for 4 straight days. Then, the sun showed it’s face, and hung around to warm our backs. We spent the last 2 weeks pitching our tent in hotels and family homes. Most moments were entirely ordinary. We moved slowly, talking long and doing little. Intentionally. I remember that I don’t move slow enough.…

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Growth

I’m so excited to share this post with you. My friend Nicole knows how to encourage the hearts of women. If you haven’t read her heart-words before, today will be a treat for you. She was gracious enough to share with you here today– (Thanks so much, Nicole!!) “Don’t worry,” my friend said casually, “this…

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Allume, Community, Dreams, Growth, Passion

I’ve been back from Allume for two and a half days. I’m not finished unpacking, physically, nor emotionally. I told you before I went that I’d learned a thing or two since going last year, and on some level, I think I carried unspoken expectations with me for what this year would be like. I…

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Book Reviews, Books, Grace, Growth

For the next several Monday’s I’ll be reflecting on thoughts stirred by reading Mary DeMuth’s upcoming book, Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus. The following is a reflection the ideas in chapters 11 & 12 In stronger seasons, I’ve embraced the hardships as they come, joyfully giving thanks, because I…

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