Tasting Dirt is now a Devotional on the Bible App!!!

Click here to get the Tasting Dirt Devotional! I’m so excited to announce that Tasting Dirt is now a 5 day devotional on the YouVersion Bible App! The YouVersion Bible App has The Bible in more than 2,000 different versions in 1,000+ languages available all over the world. They also have a variety of Bible …

Books That Have Changed My Life

I recently accomplished a lifelong dream by publishing my first book! A large part of what inspired that dream is my experience of reading books that have changed my life by helping me connect more deeply with God, others, and myself. Today I want to share some of them with you! They are not all …

Listening: All 5 Parts of the Story

Happy 4th of July everyone! Today I’m going to continue our deeper look at listening by going over the details of hearing someone’s story. (Check out my last post: Listen up, for the brief instructions of how to listen well) Remember that our goal for listening is to reach the point where we understand the …

Notes on the “How I fell in love with Jesus” series

Today I want to share some thoughts on my story both fun and serious. (Here are the links to the series just in case you need them: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) Fun part first!Why use wildflowers as the visual theme for a story with such dark elements as sexual abuse, attempted suicide, and …

How To Lead Your Feelings: Fear

Honestly, I’m afraid to write this post. I’m afraid every time I write a blog post, and I’m definitely afraid to publish my book, Tasting Dirt: When Your’re Disappointed With God. I feel fear about a lot of different things. So do you, because fear is part of being human. Fear has a very beneficial …

Don’t Pray For Patience

This Summer I sent a series of emails aimed at encouraging people to submit requests and come for prayer during services at my church by exploring what motivates us to pray and what creates road-blocks to connecting with God through prayer. This post is adapted from one of those emails. Last week we talked about …

Wait for it…Waaaait for iiiit…

This Summer I sent a series of emails aimed at encouraging people to submit requests and come for prayer during services at my church by exploring what motivates us to pray and what creates road-blocks to connecting with God through prayer. This post is adapted from one of those emails. Since I volunteer on the …

What to do with Fear

You can be scared and do the scary thing at the same time. Since I started this blog by confessing the fear and insecurity I felt (uh…feel) about actually starting this blog it seems appropriate to begin talking about what to do with fear. A little background information for you – At my church I …