In Defense of Human Dignity

I saw her petite profile in the mirror while my hair stylist worked magic on my hair. She wore a gray crown of thinning glory, skin weathered by time, and a perfect taupe handbag clutched neatly in her lap. While her stylist enhanced her gray in a chair right behind me, mine tried to cover mine […]

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ANNOUNCING: The Inspired Life Mastermind

People often ask me how I ended up a writer, speaker and consultant. Good question. Simple answer: By accident. I started out a missions major at a small Christian college at 18. Somewhere in the first three semesters, I knew I needed some kind of professional skill to serve overseas. So I transferred to a state university where […]


A Different Beautiful

PLUS a 5 Book Giveaway!

When my husband, Evan, and I found out we were expecting a little girl, joining her big brother Connor in our family, we had a vision of pigtails. We pictured a little girl toddling around the house chasing her brother with blond pigtails bouncing on the sides of her head. But on the afternoon of […]


The Expertise We Desperately Need

Discovering the Beauty & Brawn of Forgiveness

You could say it was my fault, and I wouldn’t disagree. Let me explain. It happened in the middle of a tough season (doesn’t it always?). One of those chaotic stretches of unlimited responsibilities and limited capacities. Between my personal and professional life, I was stretched as thin as slip of floss. I knew this, which is […]

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