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Why Fakin’ It Won’t Help You Make It

When I was little I was taught to react to every gift with extreme exuberance—whether it was a cat t-shirt with fringe tassels on the bottom or heirloom sapphire earrings mattered not and required the same level of hysterical and profuse excitement. Every gift was to be accepted with wild, often manufactured, abandon. I could......
August 3, 2017

Wanted: A Perspective Shift

On Tuesday nights you’ll find me and the kiddos gathered around the TV watching the latest episode of Fixer Upper. Our family loves Chip and Joanna Gaines! Their playful banter coupled with the incredible transformations of some of the ugliest, most dilapidated houses in Waco keep us tuning in week after week (and eagerly anticipating......
July 17, 2017

Let Freedom Ring

The sun is up on the day we celebrate our freedom. Picnics, fireworks, family and friends. Happy 4th of July everyone! As I was contemplating the idea of freedom and all the privileges I enjoy in this country my mind couldn’t help but wander to the other side of the globe where the sun is......
July 4, 2017

Check Out My Article on Relevant’s Website

Relevantmagazine.com just published an article I wrote. (Seriously doing a happy dance over here! I’m a nerd. I know.) Here’s a short excerpt and a link to read the entire article on their site: “Doubt. It should be a four letter word because, uttered aloud in some church circles, it often elicits the same response......
June 20, 2017

When God Doesn’t Make Sense

I’m not going to lie; there are a lot of things in the Bible I don’t understand. One I’ve puzzled over for years is the story of Moses and Pharaoh and the 10 plagues in Egypt (Exodus 7-11). Why would God harden Pharaoh’s heart, an act that resulted in the slaughter of every firstborn male......
June 6, 2017

FREE Resources

Hi Friends! I just wanted to take a quick minute to send a great big “Thank You!” to everyone who helped with the launch of my new book Holy Doubt, and to tell you about some valuable FREE resources to go along with the book! Holy Doubt: Finding Hope When Faith is a Struggle, debuted......
May 22, 2017

When God Says Wait

Spoiler Alert: My new book, Holy Doubt: Finding Hope When Faith is a Struggle is available now on Amazon. If you or someone you know is struggling with God, this book will be a huge help along the sometimes dark and painful path through doubt. The digital version is only $0.99 until May 11th (find......
May 8, 2017

My “NOT Responsible” List

I had a weird thought last week. My brain is a tangle of to-do lists for the launch of my book, Holy Doubt (May 9th!). While publishing it is a literal dream come true, it’s also a nightmare of overwhelming firsts. Cover designs, formatting, and marketing demands are making my head spin, and reminding me......
May 1, 2017

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

In his book, Quitter, Jon Acuff said he heard creativity defined as: “a wild mind with a disciplined eye.” I like that definition, because nobody has a wilder mild with a more focused and disciplined eye—and the capability to see it all come together to form a gorgeous masterpiece—than God. And he offers us the......
April 6, 2017

Big News!

I have BIG news people! And I feel like shouting it from the rooftop (or from the blog—the blog is easier because I really don’t like heights). Yesterday I submitted my manuscript for Holy Doubt to my editor (Hallelujah!), and I wanted you all to be among the first to know. Mind you, it’s just......
March 13, 2017