It’s Ok To Celebrate When God Answers Prayer

“I asked God for $800…” After those words left my mouth at dinner, I smirked and shrugged at my husband and two daughters. “It’s so strange," I continued. "This conference in New York called VoxCon keeps popping up in my path. I feel like I’m supposed to go, but we...

Radical Trust

Allow me to introduce the idea of Radical Trust.   Trust not in myself or any man-made thing, but in the only One who deserves such trust. The One True God. A friend emailed me this verse today, and it was a much needed reminder of where my trust needs to be:  We...

But Now I’m Found

There came a day when it was time to re-enter the land of the living.   I attended my last session of intensive outpatient therapy, and my work leave ended. The annual off-site retreat was first time I would see my colleagues from the church & school. I felt like a...

I Once Was Lost

  It was one of those days.   A day where my anxiety reigned and shrouded me with it’s dark veil. This thing called anxiety had barreled into my life over the past year, and I was still waiting for rescue. I barely made it through each day as a wife, mom of two, and...

The Whisper in the Leaves

  Crunchy leaves swirl wildly in the vortex. I stand mesmerized each time I see them spin. Where is this unseen, whirling wind and how do the leaves always find it? My life is like these leaves. One minute gently floating and the next spinning out of control. As the...

One of Them

I am one of them. The intake therapist raised her eyebrows in emphasis as she issued words of caution to me that first day, “Many of these people are struggling with very serious issues,” she said. “You will need to be open and honest in that room.” Reading between...

You’re Invited

It was supposed to be so beautiful, this story of mine. A fairy tale, really.  It certainly wasn’t supposed to involve an emotional and physical breakdown and a trip to a hospital for anxiety and exhaustion. Certainly not that. Even so, this story is sacred ground....

Hold Me Fast

Today's post comes from Glenna Marshall. Glenna has been playing the piano since the age of seven and writing songs since the age of sixteen. Her music comes from hard places, but because of God's faithfulness much good comes from the brokenness. It was all my...

Come Out of Hiding

If you’ve missed parts 1 and 2 of our UNDERCOVER MESS series, you can check them out here: Part 1: Ladies, We’ve Got A Problem Part 2: Abundant Life and Abundant HOPE We’ve talked about the pressure to measure up, and the freedom Jesus wants us to walk in. Those...

Ladies, We’ve Got A Problem

We’re all a mess. But guess what? That’s not actually the problem. That’s just life. The problem is we’re in hiding, covered in makeup and perfectly filtered Instagram posts, showing off our cute mug of coffee with a pile of laundry behind us, as if laundry wasn’t an...