About 15 years ago I earned a suffix. A comma rests between my last name and the letters “APR” in my professional signature. APR stands for “Accredited in Public Relations.” […]

Crossroads -

I took a shortcut through the woods that night. Trees leaned across the narrow lane as if to close me in. After several minutes of driving, I glanced at the […]

Peace keeps us on the journey. Kristen Welch.

Be Brave Today

Mar 19, 2015 by

Sometimes my family sits around the TV with a big bowl of popcorn and we watch movies. Home movies. The kind we made years ago with a video recorder when my now […]


“Be still and know I am God.” We’ve likely heard that verse, but in our culture of to-do lists and commitments, family obligations, and chasing our dreams, it can be […]

better together -

We see each other in the drop-off line. In the Target aisle or farmers’ market on Saturday mornings. We end up checking out books at the library at the same […]


I’ve always admired people who never give in. You know, the ones who don’t consider defeat when they blow it? I wish I were that brave. Honestly, I tend to […]

Phil. 3:13-14 //

Still Life

Mar 5, 2015 by

The IF:Gathering in Austin. I know how I got there — a car, a plane, and an airport shuttle — but I wasn’t sure how I got there. How I […]

The Courage to Love our Neighbors: We're called to love our neighbors. But that isn't always easy. What if we don't know our neighbors, or we're not sure how to start? Who are our neighbors, and how do we love well? (in)courage exists as an online community committed to making safe spaces for women to connect over topics just like this one.

We’re called to love our neighbors. But that isn’t always easy. What if we don’t know our neighbors, or we’re not sure how to start? Who are our neighbors, and […]