My mission is based on 2 Corinthians 1:3-5:
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ."
We know Scripture is supposed to have answers for our life, but sometimes when we’re in the thick of a struggle, we don’t know how to apply it to our situation. My goal is to share a Biblical worldview for real problems and situations through a personal and practical lens.
I’ve been through a lot of “junk” in my life- childhood abuse, divorce, chronic illness, miscarriage, parenting a special needs child- and I know you have, too. These experiences have all represented times when I wrestled with doubt, fear, sadness, loneliness, and even feeling abandoned by God. In each season, He has been faithful to carry me through (sometimes dragged me kicking and screaming) and shown me more of who He is. This is what fuels my vision in counseling, writing, and teaching- the desire to come alongside fellow strugglers and offer the comfort that I have been given.
I don't like spiritual platitudes. When you are in a dark season, sometimes Scripture can feel that way. That's why I like to be real and authentic, to be practical and personal, in how I present and apply it. Some people don't love the raw approach, but if you've ever been kicked in the teeth by life and yet still love and want to honor God, if you've ever failed and fallen on your rear end but still want to be used by Him, let's be friends.
I am the mom of three exceptional young men, Lukas, Levi, and Titus. We live in the Chicagoland suburbs. I have a B.A. in Church Ministries, an M.A. in Biblical Counseling, and am certified with the Association of Biblical Counselors. However, my most meaningful education has been from my life experiences and the people I’ve had the privilege to meet as I’ve traveled and moved around. I love music of all kinds. I enjoy baking and creating healthier twists on classic Southern foods. I am an avid reader, but have a particular fondness for classic literature.
I hope you will find something here to encourage you.