Everyday Grace

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my experience with mental illness and shared a few strategies that have helped me cope. But there’s something else that has helped me, too. It’s not really a coping mechanism, per se, because it’s always unplanned and unexpected…

The Sacred Potential in All Things

The Sacred Potential in All Things

I’ve written about this before and I firmly believe it to be true: how we spend our time and energy matters. Whether we’re washing dishes or running a marathon, it matters. Of course, it’s easy to see how something like running a marathon is a great use of our time and energy. After all, great triumphs make us feel like we are all of the things we think we should be – resilient, determined, empowered. But washing dishes??? Well, hear me out on this one…

The Ever Present Reality of Forgiveness

Fall Into Forgiveness Part 3: The Ever-Present Reality of Forgiveness

I was born and raised in a Christian home with Christian notions of forgiveness. And while my beliefs have certainly evolved since my childhood, I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t discuss my thoughts on forgiveness as it relates to the Christian faith. Now, if Christianity makes you want to run for the the hills, I’m not going to stop you. I understand you may have been deeply hurt or even traumatized by a Christian in the past. So, if this is at all triggering for you, please feel free to stop reading here.