About Me


 The greatest thing we can do is to show up for our lives and not be ashamed.

 -Anne Lamott


I'm a creature of the word, learning to tell my honest story.

I offer it here because telling stories is the road back home.

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Every experience of beauty points to eternity." 
--Hans urs von Balthasar

Storytelling- it's what Jesus did. 

It's who we are. 

It's how we overcome.

Our stories are the only things new under the sun, the only things that set us apart from everyone else in the world.

I am not the best writer, the most adept communicator, the coolest mom, the most beautiful wife, the most soulful Christian....I am not the best at anything. 

 I don't really have anything to say that hasn't been said before, and said better.

What I do have is myself, my story....and so that's what I intend to tell.

Now that I've reconciled with my very ordinariness, I ask myself, WHY do I intend to tell my story.

I believe that experiences of beauty give us hope, and hope is the essence of faith.

Beauty is honesty. What is beautiful is what is raw and unfettered and boldly vulnerable.

Sharing brokenness is beauty

 Being honest about the journey and the process of faith is beautiful.

I hope that in my sharing, you experience some kind of beauty...therefore hope...therefore faith.

I love nothing more than to see raw humanity in words or on stage, boldly mined from the coal pits of someone's life...an offering to say "This is what it feels like to be human. If I can share this, maybe you can acknowledge your own pit and start climbing out."

Christ died to set us free, and those that are set free are free indeed...so why do we voluntarily return to a yoke of slavery?

There are slaves who choose their servitude, and there are slaves who know no other life. 

I want to communicate truth in such a way that chains are loosed, and slaves walk free and freer still, never crawling back into the pit.

"Man fully alive is the glory of God." 

My prayer is that my stories inspire you to live fully alive.

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