• Dec. 30th, 2014 How I Prepped for My First Week of Whole30

    I just started my 3rd Whole30 . The best part about Whole30, Round 3?  Less Anxiety, More Anticipation No kidding. My first Whole30, I was a wreck for at least 2 weeks before we started. Partly because I’m a rule-following people-pleaser who lives in fear of “messing up” or “doing something wrong.” **Yes, I am one [ read more ]

  • Dec. 20th, 2014 Running from a Crazy Man

    Lori Roeleveld One of my favorite writers anywhere ever is Lori Roeleveld . I’ve had a writer crush on her since 2010, when I heard her share her story in a workshop at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference …and then listened as her name was called several times during the awards ceremony a few days later.  I discovered her blog, Deeper With Jesus in Rhode Island , [ read more ]

  • Dec. 13th, 2014 Hungry for God . . . Starving for Time

    Lori Hatcher Lori Hatcher is the editor of Reach Out, Columbia magazine and she is responsible for my very first print article (and the two articles that followed it). I’ve had the privilege of working with Lori as an editor and it’s a delight to introduce her to you, not as an editor, but as the author of a [ read more ]

  • Dec. 10th, 2014 Top 10 Ways to Prep for Whole30

    Top 10 Ways to Prep for Whole30. So, you’re thinking about doing a Whole30 in January? Great! Here are my top 10 things you should be doing now – yes, now! – to get ready.  (You can read about my health journey and how Whole30 has played a big part in it  here ). 1. Learn the [ read more ]

  • Dec. 3rd, 2014 Weary

    I lay on my son’s bed, his little head on his pillow, his little hand clasping my bicep. His fresh from a bath scent filled the air. A more peaceful and idyllic scene you’d be hard pressed to imagine. Except … I was weary. Not sleepy. Weary. I lay there, berating myself for wanting to [ read more ]