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
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
"We are in one of those times in life when we have no choice but to rely on God to keep doing miracles. He hasn't let us down yet." I tweeted this yesterday in a moment that was just full of chaos. Or perceived chaos, at any rate. One thing that God is driving home … Continue reading risk required
Today I defend my thesis. It took me a few months to write it... I have been preparing to write it for about 2 years... and my whole life has led up to it. Today I will be asked why I chose the topic I did. And this is my answer, the one I must … Continue reading this is for you.
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.
Just now I was reading 1 Peter 3:8, which says followers of Christ are supposed to have unity of mind, or as some translations put it, be "harmonious." I don't know about you, but a lot of times it can feel like we're not even singing off the same page of music, let alone singing … Continue reading Harmonious Relationships
So lately I have had this indescribable desire to be creative. I am a creative person (all people are in some way or another) but there are certain things I am not so great at, like painting. But even in college I would get a coloring book and crayons now and then, especially around finals! … Continue reading I want my crayons back
Re-posted from my facebook notes. I have been getting lots of questions on what it means to have fibromyalgia syndrome, or FMS or FM for short. I thought I'd take the opportunity to write a few notes about FMS, what it is like having it, and what you can do to support those you know … Continue reading this is fibromyalgia. this is my reality.
Several years ago, I spent several months doing some hard praying, thinking, and soul-searching. During this process, I began a list. Oh, the dreaded list. Some of you are cringing right now and about to close your browser window. I ask you to hang with me for a minute here.
I really love listening to people's stories. It's so fun to see God's hand in all the little twists and turns. It seems like it's the small things that, in hindsight, were the "peripeteia" of people's lives. Giving bunny ears to someone. A tweet asking where to eat for dinner. A phone call, an email... … Continue reading Peripeteia