I Want To Speak Up, But I’m Surrounded By Brilliant Voices Already—And They’re Intimidating! What Now?

You’ve had that little nudge in your soul for a long time now: There’s a message that’s been given to you, and only to you, and it’s time you speak up. You know deep-down that your voice matters. But the problem is... You work in a business, or an industry, or a ministry, that is … Continue reading I Want To Speak Up, But I’m Surrounded By Brilliant Voices Already—And They’re Intimidating! What Now?

When I Spoke Up, the People Closest to Me Were Silent. How Do I Get Their Support?

Do you recognize this scenario? You finally find your voice and speak up about your calling, desires and gifts. Maybe you even get up the courage to start encouraging others in person or online. You expect your family and friends to cheer you on. But suddenly—without warning—the people closest to you fall absolutely silent. It’s … Continue reading When I Spoke Up, the People Closest to Me Were Silent. How Do I Get Their Support?

I’m Making 2020 A Goal-Free Year. Here’s Why.

“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” -- Romans‬ ‭8:15‬ ‭MSG‬‬   2020 is the first year in my entire adult life that I have not set goals. Not a single one. In any category. My life has … Continue reading I’m Making 2020 A Goal-Free Year. Here’s Why.

Little Paper Pieces: On the Tearing Up and Rewriting of Your Life

NOTE: The following is a featured post from 2016 which first appeared on my former creative blog, Scrappy Storyteller. I'm sharing this as a way of embracing my past creative self and sharing ideas she had that, well, still matter today. Enjoy! Anyone who knows me well knows how much I hate the process of … Continue reading Little Paper Pieces: On the Tearing Up and Rewriting of Your Life

The Water Is Within: Why Everything You’re Looking for, You Already Have

“If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. They are not a sort of prize which God could, if He chose, just hand out to anyone. They are a great fountain of energy and beauty spurting up at the very centre of … Continue reading The Water Is Within: Why Everything You’re Looking for, You Already Have

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Expressing my spiritual journey through cut, color and length

I’m in a struggle with my hair right now. The kind of struggle only a prophet goes through, I suppose, as she’s figuring out how to walk out her spiritual journey in her dress and hair choices. I do believe as a daughter of God, I’m supposed to be distinctive. He loves me, He has … Continue reading Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Expressing my spiritual journey through cut, color and length

The Truth and the Lies of Sexual Dysfunction

“I’m sorry, young lady. You have a serious sexual dysfunction. You’re going to have to see a therapist.” I got this diagnosis when I was 25: a newly minted wife who had been a proper virgin up until a disappointing wedding night. Fresh off a confusing honeymoon, I found myself sitting in the doctor’s office … Continue reading The Truth and the Lies of Sexual Dysfunction

Dancing in the Footsteps of St. Hildegard

Names matter. I've always loved asking people about their names, and what they mean. People, too, often ask me where the former name of my business--"That Fiery Dance"--came from. For me, "That Fiery Dance" had many meanings. And I'm sure it may have some totally different for you. First, for me it was a nod … Continue reading Dancing in the Footsteps of St. Hildegard