Tonight, I'm very simply sharing the lyrics to the song 'Mended' by Matthew West. My two tiniest loves have been dueling throughout the last few nights, including tonight already, so I have to wave the white flag and change my posting plans. I've had a few people reach out to me recently, asking if I'd … Continue reading Mended
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
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
***Warning: strong language used for emphasis. If you are offended, you can consider skipping this post.*** I am with you... Those four words pulled me out of one of the darkest, secret moments of my life. For several weeks, my mind tortured me with thoughts of ending my life. The thoughts usually came when I … Continue reading Uncovering Shame (Before it’s too Late)
Every once in a while, we are gifted with enough clarity about a single moment that we know it will forever define a part of our life. These are the moments we look back on as our 'Y' in the road, knowing our life could have gone so differently. I remember I was walking down … Continue reading Our ‘Y’ in the Road
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?
July 4th. Most people attribute the summer holiday with being together with friends and family, firework shows and good food. But for me, July 4th will always remind me of my breakdown. I had been feeling the cracks and splits within myself for a long time. The 'not good enough' voices had been there for years, … Continue reading When We Realize We Have No Voice