I love to encourage believers to hear God. A huge part of my testimony is how I spent years in religious experience. I tried to do the things I thought God wanted—the good Christian things—and had no clue I could actually talk with Him. That He spoke all the time, every day, and wanted to talk with me. Sitting in church one…Read more
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe I love this quote from the late Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr., famed professional tennis player and human rights activist. He’s also credited with these inspiring words: “From what we get, we can make a living. What we give; however, makes a life.” Let these words…Read more
Jared and I drifted apart in the months after Dillon was born. It wasn’t a subtle drifting, like rowboats that slipped their knots and meandered off to sea in the quiet of night.
We saw it. Felt it. Watched it happen. Each of us in a boat without paddles, our cupped hands pawing furiously at the water. Calling out with loud voices until exhaustion took over.
Our commitment to one another and to our marriage didn’t waiver. But our connection did.Read more
I’m pretty much the last person on earth qualified to write about strength training. Sure, we have a metal mountain of a weight setup in our garage, but I’ve never used the thing. About once a month I make it in to Cardio Barre to do this amazingly intense ballerina-style workout, and I collapse on the floor in a flop sweat about half way through while other hardcore women twice my age continue to keep with it.Read more
Here I go, talking about sex on the blog again. If you told 16-year-old me that when I was—ahem—a bit older, I’d be writing and talking about sex in such a public forum, I’d of thought you lost your mind.
But it’s a topic that needs talking about, and healing, and restoration. So here I am.Read more
I think it happened somewhere around the time of our son’s birth. Or maybe during his transition from milk to solid foods, or one daycare to another. Perhaps sometime the first season … or second phase … of job changes and promotions. Or ministry growth and business opportunities.Maybe in the midst of never-ending home projects. Somewhere along the way, I flipped on the switch for my marriage autopilot and our trajectory shifted.Read more