Freedom

Holy Ground to Our Story

I obeyed because I knew He was giving me the chance to not only walk out of my prison of shame that had caused wounds to myself and to her, but also to obliterate the whole effing thing so that it wouldn’t be a place I would run to in our friendship ever again.

Holy Ground to Our Story

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

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?

Mom Tribes

at one point, between the blood and tears and pizza and crying, she said "kel, moms just need moms." and it struck me. that's EXACTLY what i need in this season of my life.

Mom Tribes

The Tree First

I would allow myself to slowly seep in this idea of self-absorption, but over time, the untended segments of my soul yielded what was cultivated; self-centeredness.

The Tree First

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

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 Dream Resurrected

God has a funny way of taking the ugliest acts and turning them into a beautiful bloom–the budding of a dream that once had been laid to rest.

A Dream Resurrected

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

Baby Steps

When we say ‘yes’ to God’s invitations, we’re usually saying yes to one step –one leg of a journey to an ultimately unknown destination.

Baby Steps

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