What Cancer Survivors Need You To Know

Her funeral was Sunday. Ironic, I thought. It’s October. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The very evil that stole her years. Sixty-three years young. A 40-year veteran nurse. A wife. Mother of four. Grandmother of two. My friend. For close to ten years, we wrestled through tough parenting seasons together. Sat through chemo appointments together. Talked about death and life […]

What Cancer Survivors Need You To Know

Hello, Beauty Full

Most of us don’t think we’re beautiful. In fact, a recent poll revealed that 96% of women globally would never use the word beautiful to describe themselves. Even women who know they are made in the image of God. Women like you and me. Beautiful? No…instead we feel not enough. Not pretty enough. Not smart […]


5 Lessons I Learned From the Brink

Twenty women of various ages and backgrounds gathered on a Tuesday night in an ordinary family room for book club. But the night was anything but ordinary. It was my first public speaking engagment in nearly a year. In spite of the temptation, I knew I couldn’t hide behind my front door forever, choosing to connect only […]


Why I Choose to Be Public About My Faith

In my career as a writer, speaker and coach, I often find myself faced with a tension: If (and how much) to discuss my faith. Many of my fellow writers and speakers interact with purely faith-based audiences. In spite of variations in spirital practice, sharing their beliefs from the stage or online isn’t an issue; it’s expected. My community, […]