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If you are new to this blog, or are just having a tough time navigating, WELCOME! I started this blog on a whim, and just kept going. It’s all over the place (kind of like me).

I write about




finding beauty in the mess

learning to accept the mess as part of the beauty

and the importance of living a great story.


Here are some of (what I think) are my best posts to get you started:

Hope for the Hopelessly Undisciplined (my second most read post)

Why Church Breaks My Heart (By far my most read post) 

It’s Okay to Leave at Intermission

When Your Floors Aren’t Level and Your Walls Aren’t Straight

Marriage Survival: Guest post for Rage Against the Minivan

Lies. Truth. Gratefulness. This Exercise Can Help You Put Anxiety in Its Place

Confessions of a Food Addict Starting the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

I Am From  (a poem that tells where I came from and what shaped my heart)

I write because every reader to know that

You matter

Your story matters

 You are enough

You are loved

I write because that is how I process life. If something I write resonates with you or connects with your heart in some way, even better. You are part of my tribe. I write because we are all just people, garden variety people, trying to walk through this life as best we can, and we need each other.

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