3 Ways to Stay with Yourself in the New Year

3 Ways to Stay with Yourself in the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you experienced some joy and peace and rest and some laughter during your holiday season, as a sense of humor keeps us sane. We stayed here in San Diego for Christmas, welcoming a new puppy—Rosie—into our family. She is a spunky black...
The Comfort We Crave

The Comfort We Crave

Elle, my five-year-old, asks me: “Mom, are you tired?” “Yes, Elle, I am tired,” I say. “How did you know?” “Because you’re wearing all soft clothes.” I look down and realize she’s absolutely right. I am...
Still, I Rise

Still, I Rise

Reporting live, once again, from the Messy Middle. I’m just gonna go ahead and capitalize that phrase, since it’s become a helpful marker for wherever the heck I am right now. I’ve been writing to you over the last few weeks about this idea of being...
homes for the homeless

homes for the homeless

There are a lot of different ways to be homeless, to feel displaced in your own life. Relationally homeless. Spiritually homeless. Physically homeless. Professionally homeless. Even emotionally homeless, as waves of tragedy and violence fill this world we are trying...
YOU are not your circumstances

YOU are not your circumstances

I spoke to an amazing group of women this weekend. we talked about the word BRAZEN and how it literally means “unashamed” and “unapologetic.” We talked about receiving our identity, reclaiming our voices, and recovering our souls, which is all...