Cultivating empathy, imagination, and
a profound experience of God in the world.
Stay sane this season.
Begin with gratitude.
and transform your
spot on the map.
As a writer and spiritual director, I offer thoughtful words and questions to guide you toward emotional, spiritual, and cultural flourishing.
Whether you’ve picked up one of my essays, poems, devotionals, or books, or whether you’re sitting across from me in a spiritual direction session, I pray our time together will help you become more attuned to God’s movement in your life and our world.
It has been my great joy to listen closely and write personal and ministry testimonies for dozens of world changers in global and cross-cultural contexts. Now, I’m here to bear witness and accompany you as you savor the loving presence of God, unpack the happenings and habits of your daily life, and deepen your receptivity to the movement of the Spirit.
As a survivor of dysfunctional systems, I am passionate about serving people who are wounded, weary, doubting, or grieving. I also have years of experience helping writers and artists nurture their creative gifting and make beautiful things.
But whatever your background or current situation, as we make space for you to connect authentically and wholeheartedly with God in your lived experience, you will become more aware of God’s presence and work around you. And with a palpable experience of God’s tenderness and transforming power, you’ll begin to approach yourself and the world with more creativity, compassion, and clarity.
Sense of Taste: Words to Say and Not to Say When Your Friend Is Sick with Covid-19
Society-wide anxiety surrounding Covid-19 often makes us more preoccupied than compassionate. Here are some reminders of how to be gracious to those who are sick.
AN UNFILLABLE CHAIR: GRIEVING THE LOSS OF A SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP FORMED ON MY BALCONY
Jacquie left us abruptly and it makes the questions swirl. I don’t know that we go through the stages of grief in order when a loved one is hit by a car. It feels like futility to imagine why this happened or what it means. Life is risky, even a walk in the neighborhood, and it hurts that my dear friend bore the brunt. Yet after years of writing, praying, and communing on the balcony together, there is a deeper knowing: Jacquie could fall only into God.
Till the Wheels Come Off: Loving Well in Midlife Marriage
Midlife can set off a whole lot of warning bells and diagnostic trouble codes, but with good tools and lots of wisdom from the miles we’ve logged, we can change the way we drive the road in front of us.