Claim Your Calling

Claim Your Calling

In the final days of 2008, I walked into the woods of our backyard. We’d have moved into this house right after I graduated college as we prepared for the birth of our second child. My oldest child and husband were settled in for bed and I was feeling unsettled, lost, and unfulfilled. So, I…

Growing Boldly

Growing Boldly

Boldness has taken an interesting turn since childhood. As a girl growing up in the desert, being bold meant facing off with the rivers of flash floods. Or when I was in seventh grade, I punched a boy in the face for picking on my brother. I’m finding I’m not the same girl in my…

Grace Unveiled: Understanding the Silent Struggles We Don’t See

Grace Unveiled: Understanding the Silent Struggles We Don’t See

Strange things started happening when we moved to Minden. I would find myself in the middle of a light-hearted conversation with a woman I’d just met and she made a joke about how “put together” I seemed to be. And in fact, I seemed to have a picture-perfect family. This perception made her feel awful…