Declare Conference 2015: Surprises and Other Things I Didn’t Know

I didn't know what to expect with my first Declare Conference. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was supposed to be there. That I was supposed to speak. That I was going to have divine appointments. These things I knew. What I didn't know was that I would finally experience the … Continue reading Declare Conference 2015: Surprises and Other Things I Didn’t Know


this is the day

I really should be asleep. But it's sort of like the morning before you go to Disneyland for the first time as a kid, y'know? My first book is published today. It's one of those things I always dreamed would happen but had no idea how it would. Then I learned how it could happen, … Continue reading this is the day

Jesus might wreck your life

How many of us have prayed a prayer to ask Jesus into our hearts because we wanted to avoid hell... or we wanted to have a better life... or we wanted to not be lonely anymore? I think these are valid, good reasons for wanting to follow Jesus. But they can't be our only reasons. … Continue reading Jesus might wreck your life

So… I wrote a book

I'm not really sure why someone like me got to write a book. Because I'll be honest: I often feel like I'm a total mess. I think many of us would like to read books written by experts who have their lives together and can offer a lot of answers. And, well... that just doesn't … Continue reading So… I wrote a book

InScribed, Inseparable, and a sob story

Last night I fell apart. I spent about 40 minutes doing the ugly cry, on the verge of what felt like a nervous break down. My sweet 11-month-old son tried every trick in his book to get me to laugh, finally settling for wiping at my tears and giving me kisses. My husband said soothing … Continue reading InScribed, Inseparable, and a sob story

life fermatas

fer·ma·ta noun fer-ˈmä-tə: a prolongation at the discretion of the performer of a musical note, chord, or rest beyond its given time value; also: the sign denoting such a prolongation —called also hold In the musical world, fermatas designate to hold the note or rest longer than usual. The definition above says that it is at the performer's discretion, which is … Continue reading life fermatas

I shouldn’t be alive.

I've been fairly open about my childhood experiences and past traumas among friends, family, and church family, but not so much online. I don't think it is wise to put too much about yourself out there for the whole world to have access to. But the more I learn about child development for my master's … Continue reading I shouldn’t be alive.