Live Your Passion to Find Belonging

Out of Place – Katie’s Story Imposter! You don’t belong here!  Do you really know what you’re doing?  What makes you feel like you’re capable of taking care of this task? Believe it or not, a form of these have all been said to me. They’ve been shouted in my face, and whispered into the […]

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5 Ways To Grow Closer to God in a Waiting Season

Waiting is a muscle that you practice using at an early age. Counting down the days till Christmas, waiting for your next birthday, waiting your turn, waiting for the weekend. It’s excruciating—feeling that eager anticipation of a reality not yet realized and having no power to speed up the process! Childhood is just the training […]

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2021 Soul Care Summit

Here’s something I’ve been learning lately: Rest is not a finish line. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a lot on your plate, and it all feels urgent and it all feels important. And especially with young children in the house, it’s difficult to balance the tension between needing to get things done, […]

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Finding Belonging With the Great Physician

Out of Place – Bethany’s Story My family and I were in a serious car accident when I was in the second grade. There were no fatalities, thankfully, but I sustained an injury to the base of my spine. Once I healed, it became obvious that something wasn’t right. Life after that was spent going […]

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Finding Belonging in the ‘Not Quite Yet’

Out of Place – Celia’s Story Unsettled and out of place.  This is how I would describe to you how I’ve felt in this season of life.  My husband and I are going through a transitional season, where we both know where we want to be but we’re waiting, sitting, in the not quite yet.  […]

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Outstanding Books for Christian Moms Just 99 cents (May 3-10 Only)

** UPDATE: This promotion has ended! I hope you’ll find some new titles to read, even though the sale is over.I’m so excited to announce that I’ve collaborated with some other authors for a special Mother’s Day promotion! Don’t miss out on these outstanding books for Christian moms! Five of these titles are only 99 […]

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How Busy Moms Can Engage in the Spiritual Practice of Solitude

When the moms in our book club read and discussed Where the Crawdads Sing*, I had to laugh because we envied the main character instead of pitied her. In the story (don’t worry: no spoilers), Kya survives alone in the marshes of North Carolina. Her contact with people is limited and her only friends are […]

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Finding Belonging in a Foreign Country

Out of Place – Jodie’s Story As a newly married introvert, I found that the label 外国人 “foreigner” was the only thing that fit me in our newly acquired host culture. While my extroverted husband with his natural language ability and flexible personality seemed custom made for China, I felt out of place.  If you […]

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Finding Belonging As Your Whole Self

Out of Place – Lindsey’s Story I have memories of being a bold, courageous child. I was confident and could strike up a conversation or play with anyone. And then, that version of me was gone. As if my memories of her belonged to someone else. She was replaced with anxiety. Restless nights. And an […]

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The Spiritual Practice of Choosing Slow

My morning routine was interrupted last month when we packed up the kids and the dogs and drove to Joshua Tree. We booked three nights in a charming desert bungalow expertly decorated in bohemian-hipster-chic style. As I walked through the house and marveled at all the decorative touches—geodes, antlers, dreamcatchers—I noticed that the tiny kitchen […]

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