Every Wall Becomes a Door

If you’ve read Begin Again, you might have seen the beautiful poem by Fr. Francis Dorrf that I chose for the epigraph of the book. It reads: I’ll know I’ve been raised from the dead When everything becomes a door— Every brick wall, Every dead end, Every...

Reflections on Release Day

Today is “release day” for my new book, Begin Again. Some of you will go to your mailbox today and you’ll do what I did a week or so ago — you’ll find a package and you’ll open it to find this book. What a wild thing. I can still...
Good Things Galore (Free for YOU!)

Good Things Galore (Free for YOU!)

Hello PRECIOUS TRIBE! Lots going on over here, and I want to make sure you’re in the know about it all! First, welcome to my newly updated site, if you haven’t seen it already! Grateful to all the hands who helped give it a fresh face.* Click around and check out all...
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...