Hi there, love. I’m glad you’re here.
We’re in this together, and I am for you.

 

I am your encourager. I secure road signs with a hammer of vibrant hope, and clear the debris so they can be seen.  I walk and keep walking. Cheer and keep cheering. You see, I believe that you are hand-crafted by God for a life that is rich and vibrant and filled with stories.That’s why I invest, and dive deep to remind you of how beautifully you are designed.  Consider our time together an ongoing conversation about life and love and what a powerful thing it is to be fully human, yet still the image and likeness of our Creator. I cherish most the stories that I witness being written in the lives of women with the power to restore the breaches around them. God holds the pen in those stories, “That one—I hold her. And that one—she is My delight. And that one—never snatched away.” I share those stories with you—because those stories will be your story too, and I can’t wait to celebrate your story with the world.

I am a mouthpiece of celebration for women. Redemption is our theme.

 

Here’s a little more about me and what you’ll find here.

I find joy in telling stories that change stories. A former marketing and communications executive, I now share more than 30 years of insight and wisdom with emerging leaders and ministries that long to make a true impact.  I’m honored to gather words and images that inspire others to action as the social media director of Orphan Outreach. I’m also a writer, blogger, and speaker – sharing battle-tested wisdom about leadership, advocacy marketing, and finding God in the most beautiful and painful of circumstances.

I write insightful articles to help leaders do their jobs better, and there are a lot of "5 great ways" or "3 tips" language in them. Tips and tricks are great for things like interviews, debriefs, and how to encourage your staffs and volunteers.

But tips and tricks fall short when it comes to the way we live our lives.

While my articles focus on in-the-trenches leadership, the delicate balance of justice and mercy, and a God who attends to the smallest of details, my blog is a peek into the process of a life well loved. Maybe you could say I’m collecting memories for a future memoir.

Sometimes the words are poetic and sometimes they’re raw and incomplete. My prayer is that they might encourage you a little, because I believe with all my heart that we’re in this together – living a life that is beautiful and awful and wrapped in threads of hope. I am hopelessly addicted to that Hope.

On the blog, you'll glimpse into the lives of women in scripture, meet women around the world who believe restoration is a reality, and walk the road with me. You’ll find my personal moments as a misfit mystic and creative insomniac who loves Jesus but stumbles about rather than follows Him easily, as my life is transformed by what I'm learning from the women who continue to teach me how to lead and serve well. My prayer is that your life will be transformed too.

Oh, and you’ll find a few recipes here, because kitchen therapy is good for my soul, and I bet it’s good for yours too.

Of all the things I love to read, I find the greatest comfort in scripture. That's why the for you love responsive prayer journals exist. They're simply a collection of love notes that have been born from quiet mornings with the Bible. I also love the words of Henri Nouwen, Ronald Rolheiser, Eugene Peterson, Anne Lamott, Rilke, and Brennan Manning.

And my favorite book of all? Charlotte’s Web. To this day, the frayed copy I got in fourth grade sits on my nightstand, along with my dad's WWII bible and a book of Puritan prayer. The Gospel message in that children’s book is still good for my soul.

An Oklahoma gal by birth, I am now situated in the Lone Star State, along with my husband Brad and rescue pup Pearl. While the Texas Hill Country may be where I hang my hat, home for me is anywhere my heart finds its beat – from Arizona where my precious little Rock quarry lives to hope-filled places around the world.

You can find even more encouragement in  "For You, Love" the prayer journals that invite you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. I'm currently writing One Woman Can Change the World, set to publish late spring 2020 (Revell).

I'm honored to be represented by Credo Communications.