A Sweet Sale: The I Am Holiday Gift Bundle

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! If we’ve known each other for any length of time, you know Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday of the year. What’s better than circling up with friends and family and savoring the abundant gift of this one beautiful life? We have much to celebrate. Much. In a moment, I’ll […]


Summer Sabbatical

10 Ways to Rest Your Soul

It is rest that revives the soul for real life. And it is often rest we neglect while trying to live. As I mentioned in last week’s post—Finding Life in the Fallow—I refuse to sell my soul for the sake of distorted definition of success. For that reason, I’m completely unplugging for the months of June […]


In Search of a Good Memoir {UPDATED}

I love a good memoir. mem·oir ˈmemˌwär,-ˌwôr/ noun (1) a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources. (2) An essay on a learned subject. Well-written, page-turning stories of real people doing real life. I’ve always been a fiction reader. Novels comprise 75% of my reading material. But memoir (when done well) is […]

Hearing From God in the Chaos of Life

A couple months ago, Scot Longyear, Sr. Pastor at Maryland Community Church in Terre Haute, IN, interviewed me for his blog. During the interview, he asked me the following questions: Tell me about a time when you heard God the clearest. What do you do on a weekly or daily basis to hear from God? […]