{Video} Does God Use Imperfect People?

Sometimes great questions have uncomfortable answers. Recently I was asked the following question (paraphased) during a radio interview: The church is supposed to be a safe place for imperfect people. But often it seems it’s more full of plastic and pretense than real, down-to-earth, in-progress people. How do we get the church to become a haven […]


An Intimate Glimpse Into The Undone Life

The date was Saturday, March 7, 2015. Not quite four months ago. It was three weeks after my last hospital stay, the hospital stay during which my beloved doctors took me to “the brink.” Their words, not mine. But on March 7, I was home. Recovering. Sort of. Enter nine people. Video crew, make-up artist, a living room […]


The Strength Of Weakness

Okay, SWEET news. Mind if I share it with you? Today I’m blogging over at Proverbs 31 Ministries. I’ve long dreamed of writing with and for this amazing group of servant-hearted women. And today is the day! For those of you unfamiliar with Proverbs 31, here’s a short excerpt of their mission and heart: Proverbs 31 Ministries […]

Imperfect Art

NEW! The 7-Day Challenge to Making Peace With an Unexpected Life

The email landed in my inbox, only days ago. My heart nearly broke in the reading of it. Why? Because Nicole’s story was once mine. A long time ago, but not so far that I can’t remember. The shame. The loneliness. The anger. And, worst of all, the certainty that my life was over. Michele, Foremost, thank […]

7-Day Challenge to Making Peace With an Unexpected Life