They Matter

Loss. Grief. Mourning. Sorrow. These are some topics that are challenging for me to talk about, to share in with others, to even think about at times. I don’t think I’m alone in this. But these are some of the most important issues to enter into with one another, no...

Thankfulness & Creativity

I’ve set time aside to seek the Lord heartily on a matter this week. I have the honor of speaking at a local artist retreat this weekend to encourage others to explore more of their creative design. I love and seek after diversity and to see people learning about...

Deciding Who They Are

I was passively listening to an interview with Demi Moore on Good Morning America this week and something I heard has been lingering in my thoughts: “…when you decide who someone is, you take away the opportunity for them to be anything else.” I did a...

Where is my God?

My heart has been heavy lately. This year had already been marked by personal loss, and this past month I’ve watched and walked with people I love and care about as they walk through losses of their own. And it feels like these losses just keep coming, piling one on...

Love Deeply

One may take a look at this picture and glance over it. What do you see? On its surface, it’s a picture of three of my staff members one evening after a long day of learning at Care Net’s annual conference. They’re just hanging out in a hotel room, doing each other’s...

One Step at a Time

I have the privilege and honor of getting to be a listening ear and a compassionate presence for many of the clients who come through our doors every day. I have been allowed to be a part of intimate parts of their lives, and I am grateful to have their trust. The...