I’m Making 2020 A Goal-Free Year. Here’s Why.

“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” -- Romans‬ ‭8:15‬ ‭MSG‬‬   2020 is the first year in my entire adult life that I have not set goals. Not a single one. In any category. My life has … Continue reading I’m Making 2020 A Goal-Free Year. Here’s Why.

Stop Procrastinating On Your Big Dream

You know the feeling all too well. You’ve got a day off, and you’ve committed to yourself that you will make significant progress on your big creative project. Or finally finish the website for your business.Or revamp your eHarmony profile. But somehow... the end of the day comes... and you still haven’t done what you … Continue reading Stop Procrastinating On Your Big Dream

Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)

There are times on my journey that I learn uncomfortable lessons. These are the lessons I'm grateful for after I go through them but really would love to trade in for a refund while I'm in the midst of the experience. This is one such time in my life right now. Thankfully, God does not … Continue reading Nestle… or Wrestle? (The Surprising Gift of Deliberate Helplessness)

What to Do When God Says “Be Still” (Besides Freaking Out & Getting Stressed)

I love sitting in silence inside old churches in Europe. Though my home church's meeting place in Dubai looks nothing these cavernous galleries of marble and gold, I find so much value in this ancient style of church design. Old European churches may not do much to inspire you toward an intimate personal experience with … Continue reading What to Do When God Says “Be Still” (Besides Freaking Out & Getting Stressed)

10 Hallmarks of a Truly Free(d) Spirit

Everyone loves a free spirit, and as modern women, many of us (at least secretly) want to be one! But here's the big secret: being free doesn't mean we've actually been freed.Our Instagram feeds are stuffed daily with beautiful photos advocating a glamorously non-conformist "bohemian" lifestyle. While the sum total of what it means to … Continue reading 10 Hallmarks of a Truly Free(d) Spirit

The Real Reason Mr. Right Hasn’t Shown Up Yet

Your Maker is your husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer.” - Isaiah 54:5  Hello, Beautiful Sister, I see you there. You have a deep desire to be married, to create a family that honors God. Perhaps He has even given you a word confirming this … Continue reading The Real Reason Mr. Right Hasn’t Shown Up Yet

Finding Freedom from Emotional Eating

For most of my life, I wouldn’t have said I had an eating disorder.  To me, “eating disorders” were things like anorexia and bulemia: big, life-altering struggles that required the intervention of doctors, therapists and pastors.  I never realized that every time I ran to the fridge for a snack when I felt sad, or … Continue reading Finding Freedom from Emotional Eating

Are You as a Woman Really Ready to Start Your Own Business?

I was 30 years old when I walked out of the highest-paying job I ever hoped to hold.  In the preceding months, I had done everything I could to ensure my success. I hired a business coach. Got a business plan together. And even started getting beta clients for my new business's first service package, so … Continue reading Are You as a Woman Really Ready to Start Your Own Business?

Little Paper Pieces: On the Tearing Up and Rewriting of Your Life

NOTE: The following is a featured post from 2016 which first appeared on my former creative blog, Scrappy Storyteller. I'm sharing this as a way of embracing my past creative self and sharing ideas she had that, well, still matter today. Enjoy! Anyone who knows me well knows how much I hate the process of … Continue reading Little Paper Pieces: On the Tearing Up and Rewriting of Your Life