"Be more specific." All the experts say it. They imply that belonging is a matter of finding people like you. I don't buy it. I'm the ambassador for square pegs in a world full of round holes. I know what it is not to fit. And I desire more than anything the promised solidarity these … Continue reading Where do I Fit in?
About 5 years ago, I survived a very dark night that saved my life. That's a story for another time. But the following Sunday, I darkened the doorstep of my local church. It was a homecoming for me. You see, I was the backslidden Christian. I was desperate. I say these things because it was … Continue reading How to Do a New Thing
True confession: Sometimes church people are rude. Am I allowed to say that? God, I hope so. I desperately long for a place where I can sort it all out. I need to make sense of the pain. I am trying very hard to move past the wounds. Are you? I am not mad. Nor … Continue reading When Church Hurts
Has the overwhelm set in? Just start somewhere. In a way, that's what I'm doing here. With these words and this task. The ideas have come and gone. So has the energy they bring with them. Can you relate? Maybe you've had it in your head to do all these things with the shiny new … Continue reading From Overwhelm to Simple Possibility
Lately I've been making an effort in ways I'd forgotten. My friend Lorrie playfully attests that she's nothing without her lipstick. I didn't get her permission to say that, but I don't think she'll mind. (You can can catch Lorrie saying fun stuff like that somewhere in the land of https://www.LorrieT.com/ That's her playground, and … Continue reading Lessons From The Lipstick Saga
I was kind of smart when I was a child. Not "gifted" smart, but smart enough to be weird. Maybe you know someone like me? Maybe you are me. I never did fit in, no matter how hard I tried. And believe me. I tried. Oh, how I tried! I just didn't quite fit. I'm … Continue reading How The Shortcuts Can Cheat You Out Of Lasting Friendship
Do you ever wonder where it all takes form? Where does this Christian life start to move things? I think maybe it all dials back to relationship. The Bible teaches us that the Word comes to life in practice. "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what is says." James 1:22 … Continue reading What You Need To Know About Taking Action
Assuming you're like me, there's a million reasons you're waiting to start on the path to your thing. And there's always a thing. Trust me. Something that maybe feels too far off to admit that you can't stop thinking about it. But it's there. It never really goes away, no matter how well you cover … Continue reading Why You Should Just Go For It!
Are you waiting for permission to live deeply? And true? Granted. Consider this an invitation to submit, to the thrill of creation... within you! It comes with one word of caution. Don't ignore the voice that speaks you into existence. God's guidance is there to preserve the very breath that IS you. Jesus said it … Continue reading How To Stop Second Guessing
Hi everybody! I'm so excited to be back. I said we were going to go places, and then I got terribly stuck. First, I got sick for like two months and just totally checked out of life. Then I didn't really know where to start. Maybe you can relate. Well, the best place to start … Continue reading This Is Me