Three Reasons We Don't Share Our Story

If you’ve spent more than five minutes in church, you’ve probably heard that Jesus is a big fan of us going into all the world to tell the good news. To make disciples. To be His rep to those around us. To “share our faith”. Why is that so difficult to do? Why does it seem so…
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On My 15th Wedding Anniversary: The Five Things I Know

Fifteen years ago today I peeked around the corner to catch a glimpse of him. After catching my breath, I held my brother’s arm and walked down the aisle to marry him. That day, I was never more sure of where I was suppose to be, right there with him at 6pm, with the sun…
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Three Final Truths When You Want to Stay Untangled

Well, we made it! We are wrapping up our Untangled Summer Series, and girlfriends, we have covered so much ground. We have taken so much ground. I have heard from so many of you, sharing stories of healing redemption, chains broken, and love deeply received. There’s been a lot of processing, some good tears, and a whole bunch…
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Forgiving Ourselves: Why It's the Final Knot

When our boys came home from Haiti, I had no idea what I was doing. We went from one to three overnight, and I found myself with three toddlers between the ages of 20 months and 3 years old. It was insane. I look back on that time and there are pockets that I cannot even…
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That Thin Line Between Wanting Justice and Holding onto Unforgiveness

We are in the home stretch friends! We are in our fourth and final week of our Untangled Summer Series with our friend, Carey Scott. We’ve walked through tangles of Shame, Fear, and Worthlessness. However, this last tangle is intense, and maybe the toughest of all: UNFORGIVENESS. What stirs up in you when you hear that word?…
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When You Need Some Freedom from the Lie

Several years ago I was in a really hard conversation with a friend. We didn’t see life the same way, and we were trying to work it out. I was in the middle of trying to explain my side of the story when she spoke this to me: “You’re a horrible communicator.” In that moment, I…
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"I'm Not Enough" and The Unending Lie of Worthlessness

Welcome to Week 3 of our Untangled Summer Study! Thank you for being here and for doing the hard work and seeking God’s face on all this! It’s been incredible for me to hear from you all and hear how God is loosening the knots…knots that have held some of us for years. YEARS! That’s no…
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Finding Our True North in the Middle of Fear

Who does this? Who opens up their lives, recounting past hurts and insecurities for all the world to see? Someone who knows there’s HOPE on the other side of all of it, who knows what a God-healed heart looks like, and wants the same others. My friend, Carey Scott shares a story from her latest…
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When Fear Tangles Us Up

“MOM!” It was late, I was getting around for bed and heard one of my sons cry out, so much fear in his voice. Grandma (my awesome mother-in-law who’s visiting) had intercepted the cry and was there, listening as my son explained the spider he’d woke up to right above his head. She was on it,…
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When It's Time for Shame to Go

Today, we’ll hear from Carey’s heart on this idea of shame, a story she shares in her book Untangled. Carey so willingly opens her heart on how she struggled on this one, and how God met her in a very real way…. “Mom, I can’t take it anymore.” I stood up, closed the refrigerator door, and…
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