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Do you sometimes feel stuck? Overwhelmed with regret? Good news: one simple step will empower you to think more clearly and take back your heart and home. That one act: forgive yourself. 

Don’t you love the freedoms found in God’s reckless acts of forgiveness? Together, let’s discover purpose on our journeys as we celebrate our identities in Christ, release Holy Spirit joy, and find possibilities in the most unlikely places.

It’s time to get strengthened and equipped and to embrace yourself with heartfelt grace. 



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3 Things a Paper-Airplane-Throwing 7-Year-Old Taught Me

Recently, have you run fingers through your hair, scrubbed your eyes with your palms, and shook your head mid-challenge with a difficult person? I have runways filled with days like that. Most days. Three weeks ago, I returned to public school classrooms as a... read more

How to Get Rid of Condemnation in One Prayer

​A​t 3:14 ​on Wednesday, a quiet miracle happened on the western bank of the Willamette River. Every Wednesday, I take a block of time to be alone with Jesus. I call it Wordless Wednesday. This week, I settled in on a bench on my favorite path at Willamette Park,... read more

Your Kingdom Come, Pure Well Be Done

Busy in my literary garage with a Black and Decker table saw on the workbench, buzzing and retrofitting planks for my writing platform, I blew out a frustrated breath. I’d received an email that day about a difficult person, and I wasn’t prepared to deal with the... read more

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Go crowd surfing!

When is the last time you crowd surfed? You know, leapt into a mosh pit of concert fans and were swept across waves of undulating hands? My daughter Emily has been to twenty concerts and loves to crowd surf. Emily says: “I went to an August Burns Red concert. I was... read more

A Brush With Death: Lung Clot Trouble!  Part 2

In Part 1, Jesus and I spent the holidays hospitalized with blood clots in my lungs and legs. This week, I take a pass at last week’s questions. Q. I regretted not following a friend’s advice to get in to see a doctor earlier. How do I serve an eviction notice to the... read more

Grace Whistles For You & Holds You to Its Chest

Last Thursday, along with four other authors from the Faith and Culture Writers Connection, I had the chance to speak to inmates in the Oregon State Penitentiary. I encouraged the men to forgive themselves—as each of us needs to—for events in the past.  Here are a... read more