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...

#MommiesCanGraduate Too!

The 2019-2020 school year has kicked off, and we again have the beautiful opportunity to provide hope and encouragement for a good future for families through a scholarship from a Kirkwood foundation. During the summer, I met with several women who are pursuing higher...

Through the Storm

As I write this, there is a violent storm flashing and thundering and cracking outside my window. It is before dawn, so the sky illuminates the landscape in shadows each time lightning breaks through the darkness. The boisterous thunder shakes the ground in quakes....