Deeper Life: Claim the truth of who God created you to be

Today I’m running back in time, combing the fields of my life and uprooting all the weeds that grew from seeds of not enough. Seeds I threw into the wind before realizing how fast my beliefs could overtake reality… Today, I’m replacing lies with the fertile soil of God’s word and little buds of truth. […]

Learning to lovingly disagree with others

Do opinions need to be boxing gloves or can they be flowers? What if we’re all part of a bouquet in the hands of God? What if we each have a unique color, shape, scent and reason for being placed exactly where we are? Can we begin to see our differences as compliments to each other’s […]

Spiritual Journey: Finding God in the brokenness of our humanity

When did the foundation of your life begin to crack? What happened that shattered your illusions once and for all? There are a million ways for our hearts to break; There are a million reasons to fall apart; And thankfully, There is one God, who rushes in to seal every fissure with Love. On the […]

Find a way to do what you loved as a child

At my son’s recent field trip to a literary festival, one of the speakers said “the happiest adults are those, who find a way to do what they loved as a child.” This caught my attention because after ten years of being a stay-at-home mom, I sent my baby to kindergarten this fall. I’m in […]

When you’re under pressure

One hundred miles beneath the surface of this planet, it takes 2,200 degrees of heat and 725,000 pounds of pressure to forge a diamond, which must be pushed up to the surface through volcanic eruptions to finally be discovered and treasured by humans beings. In our fast-paced society, it’s easy to forget our souls are like […]

How to be bully proof

How can we protect ourselves from a world of criticism and cruelty? I think the answer is simple: We need to be happy with who we are. When we’re truly confident, for the most part, bullies leave us alone. And when they do choose to put us down, their insults pour off of us like water […]

Life’s work

We need more brave souls, who are willing to undertake the radical migration from the safety of their heads into the wilderness of their hearts. Don’t worry, I’m not advocating for you to lose your mind- I just want you to know that thinking only travels so far. There’s an ethereal world out there that […]