Book Review: Reading People by Anne Bogel

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I’m an introvert? I beg your pardon? According to who? I’m an outgoing rockstar – in my head, behind a good book (never a bad one), and alone time is my soul language. Anne Bogel pegged me from a mile away with her new book, Reading People.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Place

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//In my quest to create space where I’ve continually been absent, I’ve forgotten to live uniquely where God placed me. As I snuggle my feet into the thick blanket which smells of my children, and

On Theology, Food, and Storytelling

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Head over to the Redbud Post published by the Redbud Writers Guild. Along with my article, “On Theology, Food, and Storytelling” you’ll find other beautiful and important articles for the August Theme: A Holy Recipe: Reflections on Food, Family, and God’s Boundless Blessings.

Begin Again: Choosing to Move Towards God by Monica “Afrotasticlady” Vance

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Through my questions, I learned that God gave my sister a miracle. He provided my family with one too. He allowed us to know this incredible woman. He gave her the gift of salvation and eventually brought her to Heaven. And He showed me that it was okay to grieve, and that it made me a real woman with real emotions.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Mom (a poem)

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When the war is over and the ground tilled
a new bloom will make home in her spirit

Ma reminds me of struggle and strife
Take care of your own and to God the rest.

Begin Again: Why My Worth Is Emerging for Me Now by Julie Loos

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Throughout my whole life, I’ve felt unwanted. When I was a young child, those closest to me threatened to give me up. These individuals were supposed to be my safe place- my home. In reality,

Begin Again: Overcoming Betrayal by Julia Dale

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In due time, I stepped back into my childhood church and that very day was introduced to a man that would go on to be my surrogate father and officiate over my wedding. This man would connect the dots from my heart to God’s and remind me that my ransom was paid in blood so greatly was I loved. I would come to understand that my value wasn’t tied to a scale and more importantly that there was a place for me in the Kingdom.

Begin Again: When Two Hearts Finally Become One by Meg Weyerbacher

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Husband and I lay, backs on the bed staring at the ceiling, no kids at home. Finally, time alone. How would we spend this time? Would it be as all the times before? Pretending we weren’t hurt? Hovering surface level?

Ringing in the New Year – 2017 Soul Playa

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Last year I chose White Space as my 2016 phrase. It worked out most days. I had to keep reminding myself of the commitment I’d made to live a life of less mental traffic. This

Let Grace Replace Your Fight

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These last two weeks were riddled with situations that, only a few months ago, would have sent me off the deep end with fire on my tongue and venom in my voice. Co-Parenting is hard