Identity

Smack Dab in the Middle

I want to get more comfortable with the tension. With the lack of definition. With the fact that magic and fear can co-exist in my little 10-year-old world, and magic and monotony can co-exist in my bigger 30-something-year-old-world.

Smack Dab in the Middle

The Load

I don’t want to ignore what the loneliness is trying to tell me because the broken places in me need to be dealt with, but I also don’t want the loneliness to overshadow every day in this season.

The Load

It's Okay to Rest

I’ve been thinking a lot about the necessity of seasons and the role dormancy and death plays in life. In order for life to spring forth, something has to be buried or planted or laid down.

It's Okay to Rest

That's Mine

Is it fair to say to your kids or your partner, That’s mine? There’s been a bit of a rub between my family and me when I say this simple phrase.

That's Mine

Smidge of Grace

i can sit with myself on days when i'm struggling when before i just wanted to escape into iphone land, or to target, or to anything that would distract me even a little bit from how threatened i felt

Smidge of Grace

Kick Steps

I think there are some sacred places where God helps us push through our fears. Often, these places are where you get to be in your glory; meaning they are where you feel alive, feel free, feel fully yourself.

Kick Steps

Taking Flight

In my mind, the story of my last two years (although profoundly precious) has been so deeply painful, that I thought if I completely let go, it would mean that part of my life would be null and void. Dead. Over.

Taking Flight

Owning Our Stories

it seems at every chapter start and turn of the page, we are given a new opportunity to own OUR story, to build on our God-given identity, to resist comparison.

Owning Our Stories

What's Your Fifteen?

God inviting me to dream with Him has wrecked me. I will not and cannot go back to being who I was...She was but a shadow, a shell, of who He had intended for her to be!

What's Your Fifteen?

Saying Yes to Identity

I finally decided that my life was important ... that would mean leaving my guilt behind for a healthier sense of who I was and what I was called to in the world.

Saying Yes to Identity

turning the light on

it was kind of a rough winter emotionally. anxiety was higher than it’s been in 2 years and instead of shame ... i'm living shamelessly and vulnerably.

turning the light on

I Ain’t Using That Name

"He believes that’s his true name and as a result, the whole course of his life changes."

I Ain’t Using That Name

A Story of Voice

I am far too marvelous and complex a creature for that sweet man to fix…and that’s why our Lord is so amazing. Because we aren’t too much for the Lord to handle!

A Story of Voice

New Operating System

He invites us to upgrade our operating system – handing over our previous way of seeing, thinking, and responding for upgrades!

New Operating System

Encounter At a Yogurt Shop

God holds nothing back in the ways He comes after us. We run. He chases us. We agree with the lies the enemy spits at us? He sends His people to speak Truth over us.

Encounter At a Yogurt Shop