#Called2Love

Listen up folks, we cannot stay silent forever. Far too long, many of us have buried our heads in the sand and wished all the bad away. We're good people. We’re caring people. We believe in equality. We believe in freedom. We believe in free speech for all. We believe in right and wrong. And … Continue reading #Called2Love

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The Day I Met Her

One Sunday afternoon as my church family ministered to the homeless of Colorado Springs I was looking over the faces of the crowd and noticed her. She sat off to the side, alone. Her expression heavy and hardened. She avoided eye contact with everyone, never lifting her gaze. She refused to approach the folks handing out … Continue reading The Day I Met Her

Crown of Creation

I can see it living there behind your eyes. I can see it’s eating you alive. You’re hiding your heart, hiding yourself, waiting to be rescued. You’re masking the lies, carving the pain, keeping it all hidden. Look at yourself. What do you see? Only painful memories. Where is the hope? Where is the love? … Continue reading Crown of Creation

You Can’t Please Everyone: Confessions of a Lifelong People Pleaser

I have been a people pleaser for as long as I can remember, but it wasn't until recently I realized how deeply ingrained this trait is in my life. My family relocated to the east coast for my husband's job and we've been searching for a new place of worship. During this search I found myself trying to convince … Continue reading You Can’t Please Everyone: Confessions of a Lifelong People Pleaser

A Letter From Mama Bear

Dear Teacher, My husband and I have spent 5 years building up our daughters self-worth-- telling her she's amazing, happy, a good leader, friend, person, and lots more. We've worked diligently at making sure her tiny ego is developed with armor comprised of unconditional love, realistic expectations, positive affirmations, and focused confidence in her and her abilities. We recognized early … Continue reading A Letter From Mama Bear