True confession: Yesterday morning, I shared in my insta stories the truth that God is in both the beauty and the mess of our present realities. Whatever we hold in our hands today, God is right there WITH us. But even as I was encouraged by this truth in the morning, just a few hours … Continue reading Leaning In and Returning
Our modern world can be absolutely deafening. All the ideas, images and people. So many products, movements and slogans are put in front of us each day. It's enough to make me want to seclude myself on a dessert island. Something in me whispers to me that we were not created to consume so much. … Continue reading Two Square Feet
As New Years rolled around, I missed all the regular New Years-y posts on social media. I didn't share my dreams, goals or my word for the year. And I did this on purpose. I did it because I needed to be free to not do what everyone else was doing. Most of the time … Continue reading My Word for 2017: Freedom (From and For)
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
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?
When it comes to the journey of reclaiming our soul voice, we are inevitably going to have to process our wounds. It's not easy work. In fact, my experience would tell you - it's freaking hard. Unprocessed pain is exactly that - it's unprocessed. It's pain we have shoved down, numbed, hid from, ignored or … Continue reading What do we do with our Unprocessed Pain?
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