I hated myself and the skin I was in. I was behind bars for seven years. Not physical prison bars, but bars of self-hatred, self-rejection and low self-esteem. What caused me […]


I don’t know how you came to be in this world. I don’t know who has walked out your front door or your heart. I don’t know if finding a […]


Despite what people said and what I had expected, college was not the season of life where I found out who I was. It was all too easy to sign […]


i. I remember it like it was yesterday, when a new-to-me-speaker posed a question that crawled under my skin and has been itching ever since– “Are you the kind of […]

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This post was previously published in May 2013, but the message is one many of us need to hear on a regular basis. We hope this speaks to you today. […]


The last weeks of my pregnancy were glorious. Well, not the aching hips or the insomnia. Or the nothing-in-my-closet-fits situation, either. And to be honest, despite being excited for our […]


Every True Thing

Oct 1, 2014 by

I’m teaching the importance of words. I hope my kids learn this. But first I have to learn it myself and these lessons are hard learned. Words matter. The things […]


When I was in Kindergarten, I was determined to be the best. The best student. The best friend. The best reader. Sometime in the fall, my class was outside for […]