Relational Peace

I dreamt that I ran into Beth Moore and she suggested we have a slumber party. Obviously. And as we were lounging around in our pink matching jammies (because why not?), she asked me, “If you could have anything in the world right now, what would it be?” My automatic,...

I’m Not My Biggest Fan Sometimes

{post originally written Winter 2018} Warning: Some of you are not going to like this post. I can almost hear the comments rolling in now. I am not trying to make anyone feel badly about who they are and I am not trying to start a comparison game. I am simply sharing...

Why Do I Mess Up So Much?

I have messed up a lot in my life. Like, a lot. Spiritually, relationally, vocationally, emotionally, maritally, parentally, financially, physically. Like, a lot a lot. I think more than the average human. Or at least so it feels. It feels that way for a couple...

Words Haunt

I was running errands the other day, driving in an area that I’m often in, passing landmarks I frequently pass. But this day, for some reason, the hotel on the corner caught my eye…one of the handful of hotels my kids and I stayed in during the most chaotic season of...

Shame Sticks

I have done a lot of things in my life that I’m embarrassed about, that I wouldn’t want people to know. And I have hurt people in ways that still make me cringe. That’s what guilt is. It is a realistic emotion based off a fact that you did something you shouldn’t have...