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Our Stories Matter

In April I met with a local news station to share my story of Sexual Assault for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).  It might not make sense to everyone, but I jump at every opportunity to share my story.  Why?  Because our stories matter.  Our voices matter.  They need to be heard.  Only one person…

Dawn is Coming

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 – NIV The darkest night of the soul will not and cannot last forever.  Regardless of what has brought on this dark night, take heart my friend, dawn is coming! I know, because I have been there too. You are…

Proclaiming Hope

If you have followed me for a while you or met me in person you may notice the presence of various shades of teal.  My website.  Images I post.  Mailers.  My Bible.  My Yeti.  My phone case.  This is not by chance nor because my favorite color is teal.  I surround myself with teal intentionally…

Be a Phoenix

The Phoenix bird is a mythological creature that would combust, turn into a pile of ash, and then from the ashes be reborn.  For combustion to occur, heat, oxygen and fuel are required. For many of us, 2020 cranked up the heat and added fuel to already combustible situations. On some fronts, 2020 even felt…

Savoring Christmas

Merry Christmas!  We have been looking at the concept of Jubilee and rest, but at Christmastime I want to pause and reflect upon the Christmas season.  We will pick up where we left off with Jubilee in the New Year.  You may recall I set out to Savor 2020.  In the Spirit of savoring, I…

R & R Part 2 – Rest

As we continue to explore Jubilee we discuss – Rest. What is rest and what does it look like in our daily life? Rest is anything that produces the three intended goals of rest – relaxing, refreshing or recovering. It’s intentional. I would argue it’s synonymous with self-care. We all need time to rest and…