Monday Mayhem – I keep journals in my purse

I keep journals in my purse. I keep journals in my purse to write down inspiring thoughts. I keep journals in my purse to write down inspiring thoughts to share with others. Today I found the journals from my time in my PhD program and I wanted to share some of those thoughts with you….

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Poem for Graceful Revolution

Grace is the revolution Grace is stepping into the unknown Grace is willingness to fail Grace is being open to hearing how you have hurt others and changing your response to life instead of using defensiveness to cope Grace is knowing that something bigger than you is giving you strength Grace is knowing you have…

Monday Mayhem – You Are Worthy

As a child I used to tell stories that were more 1/2 truth than truth. I did it because I wanted people to see me and I wanted to feel loved. I wanted to be worthy of love. I wanted to be worthy of Gods love. Because then I would get to heaven to see…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – The revolution is within you

This week I walked in three different labyrinths. This is what I wrote after my walks. The revolution is within you. The calling is within you. The magnificent presence of the divine feminine is within you. You are prepared to conceive of your greatest life. This will be a challenge but I stand here waiting,…

Monday Mayhem – How do you receive love?

The Universe sure does want me to recognize my capacity to receive the gifts it is trying to send me right now. Unexpectedly, Mary Houston and I talked about it on my Facebook live last week. Check out that conversation right here. My friend Dr. Wendy Boring talked about it in her sermon yesterday when…

Monday Mayhem – Love One Another

I grew up hearing “love one another.” It was a phrase woven into the fabric of the culture I grew up in in Utah. Often said, rarely practiced. Today was the first time that I actually heart it in scripture, read out loud directly from the Bible in church. Us Episcopals are so good with our…

Monday Mayhem – Stop running from yourself

Have you noticed we are always trying to escape? But what are we trying to escape from? Our birthright? Our calling? Our purpose? How many times have we been told who we are isn’t appropriate or good or acceptable? To whose standards? By whose definition? Who makes the rules now is not who has always…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Say exactly what you think

Kids very often say exactly what they think. They have no filter. When they see injustice they don’t think, “well that is awful but I can’t do anything.” They think, “Wow, that is gross, I want to fix that. I wonder what I can do to fix that.” In 2012, I took my daughter to…

Monday Mayhem – Rachel Held Evans – Woman of Valor, eshet chayil

One time I was driving on the 5 freeway on my way to Portland and I was listening to Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love podcast. She was interviewing author and speaker Rachel Held Evans. I cried throughout the entire interview. Rachel inspired me. Rachel gave me hope. Rachel helped me understand the bible and my…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – I love and cherish you my friend…

Yesterday I received a surprise package in the mail. There was a note inside that said, “I love and cherish you my friend. Don’t you ever forget that the worlds needs you. Never, ever forget.” Boy howdy did I need those words. I have been doing some scary stuff lately, putting myself out there for…