Grief, Struggle, Surrender

Where Is My Rage, Safe?

The other day after listening to my friend recount a recent wounding at the hands of another, I felt the familiar surge of indignation rise in my gut. I quoted back to her the 6th verse of Psalm 58, O God, break the teeth in their mouths; tear out the fangs of the young lions,…

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Faith, GraceTable, Hope

What Always Brings Us Back To The Table

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a number of poolside photos in my feed this summer. We spent the summer mostly by the pool. Those plastic loungers acted as a cradle of respite for me, a safe, uninterruptible space for me to wrestle with my angst related to community and a…

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Growth, Hope, Struggle, Surrender

When It’s A Slow Transfiguration

A week ago I sunk my toes into the sugar-white sands in Destin, and tried hard to release the junk I’d carried with me to the sea. I wanted a transfiguration moment. I wanted a soul-shattering revelation that would send me home altered forever. I went there bone-dry, weary and in need of healing. But…

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Trust, Worship

Time Is Not A Patient Friend

I find myself constantly checking clocks, pacing myself to the silent drill sergeant who orders my comings and goings. By the position of her unbending hands, she holds the power to dictate my every move. “Time waits for no man” so they saying goes, most certainly, time is not a patient friend. My insides gnaw…

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Giveaways, Guest posting

Healing is a Love Story

The thing that surprises people about my new book, Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Healing, is that it’s a love story. It’s the story of how God’s deep love carried me through trauma and pain, along the journey of healing, and to a place of complete peace. It’s my true story. Granted, it didn’t feel like…

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Advent, Broken Body, Christmas, Come Lord Jesus

In Labor, We Wait

Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God. Psalm 22:7-9 *** God Is A Midwife We’re  waiting. Murmuring, shifting, whispering–anxious for this babe to be born. We feel the swelling grip…

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Advent, Books, Come Lord Jesus, Guest posting

Days Of Distraction

 Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting is now available! For the last few weeks I have invited the members of my “street team”  to share their stories and reflections on the book, the topic of waiting, and Advent. (This post contains affiliate links.)  *** I wasn’t prepared for the sunrise but I believe it was prepared for me.…

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Books, Christmas, Come Lord Jesus

An Interview And A Giveaway

It’s been a full month of guest posts here in this space, and as we wind our way to Advent (Sunday!!) The guest post series is wrapping up and I hope to be back to writing a bit more here, as time allows. Though my voice has been noticeably absent here, I have been making the…

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