Offer... Return... Listen. When I get still and listen, that's what I hear: Offer... Return... Listen. When I look outward... Things get foggy. And inevitably I start hustling for my worth. Not on purpose, mind you, but because I was made to be connected to my Creator. Looking outward, no matter how innocently it begins, has a … Continue reading Soul Whisperings
In this journey of reclaiming our soul voice, it's not about simply learning to be loud or learning to be confrontational or direct. And we don't want to mistake finding our voice for an excuse to become overly focused on ourselves. Being on this journey, holds far deeper meaning. It's about healing the broken parts inside … Continue reading Coffee with Jesus
Was I ever going to be able to get out of this pit? Was I always going to feel buried by shame? Was I ever going to be able to experience freedom? I remember, I had gotten to a place of being able to fully acknowledge the presence of my soul wounds. I had acknowledged … Continue reading Looking Upward
In my recent posts, I've been talking a lot about digging into our past pain and getting the help and support we need to do so. I'm not encouraging us to dig up our crap, just to dig it up or to live in the past. But I honestly believe once we uncover the truth … Continue reading Pulling Back the Curtain to See the Truth
Last year, I trained for and ran a half-marathon. I used to hate running when I was growing up, but now as a mother - it's a gift to me. I love the silence, the space to think and I especially love how strong I feel afterwards. But there was one run which stands out from … Continue reading Trigger (Un)happy
A few months after my 4th of July breakdown, I experienced a moment of break through that empowered me and brought me a breath of life. I had spent the in-between months trying to see and understand why I had been making myself small in life, why I had deemed myself unworthy of love and … Continue reading Into the Deep
Many factors contribute to us not knowing our soul voice. Things like broken relationships, loss, abuse and shame can all been contributors. When we've lost our voice and our internal “true North”, we feel disoriented, disconnected and small. We feel afraid to be seen, because we’re not sure what other people are actually seeing - since … Continue reading How Do We Find Our Voice?
Have you ever felt struck over the head by a seemingly simple concept? A few years back, when I was beginning to realize I had lost my soul voice, I felt like a whole new reality was opened up to me when I read a verse I've known my whole life. In Mark 12:31, Jesus says, … Continue reading When it’s Time for a Little Self-Love
At some point in our younger years, most of us held an idea of how we thought life would go. Perhaps we'd go to college, travel, get married, have kids, do our dream career and live "happily ever after". But I've learned that happily-ever-afters are a myth and our greatest stories usually come from our life's most … Continue reading Your Pain is Not a Waste
You might say most humans do no want to walk toward a mess. We see something difficult, complicated or confusing and we tend to want to head in the opposite direction. That's one of the reasons I love what my pastor says: When we find that we have been making ourselves small - that we've … Continue reading How Did We Get So Small?