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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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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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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Books, Come Lord Jesus, create

In The Waiting

Waiting is never easy, yet so much of our lives are spent in waiting seasons. Back in September when I first read “December 7: Kairos, Not Chronos” in Kris Cameally’s new Advent book Come, Lord Jesus, I was in a season of waiting for a month-long creative block to end. And that “waiting” took place…

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Books, Come Lord Jesus

Work In Progress

On October 18th, my 2nd book, Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting releases!! For the next 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. Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the FREE download…

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Dreams, Hope, Trust, Worship

In The Season Of Rain

Last night while driving a bus-load of kids home from Taekwondo I watched the sun crown the trees with the last of its golden rays, just before disappearing below the horizon, leaving an orangy-pink sky in its wake. I caught my breath as I alerted my young passengers to the scene, “don’t miss this!” I…

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Hope, Prayer

When You’re Starting To Think The Sky Is Empty

  I’ve prayed hard prayers for years and when the ground scratches dry under my feet and the dust of bitter emptiness swirls thick, some days I think I might just give up. I know He’s always listening but when the months span and the years stretch out too long and the silence deafens, my…

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