The Returning of the Bodies of Women

There is a RETURNING. It is happening in the headlines and it is happening as one woman at a time, shares her story. It’s been bubbling up—you may even call it a rising. These stories—these truths, once hidden in shamed places—are rising into the Light. Telling our stories is refusing to let what was done to us to […]

Help Me Figure out a Title for my Book?

“I need a deadline, please!” When my agent emailed to check in how my writing was coming along, I may have said it four different ways in that one email. I needed a deadline. I am finally learning that I respond to external expectations, thanks to Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies in Better Than Before.  Rachelle […]

A BLESSING FOR BELONGING

That you may find an invitation And a room with a red couch. A place where lights are dimmed, candles are lit and it’s well known that this is a sacred space. That you may find a place where there’s a cup of warmth in winter and refreshment in summer. That you may find what you […]

How Old is Sisterhood?

At first, you may simply see five women. Five women in a living room on a Thursday night. A husband who stood on the landing to capture the picture. Low light. Grainy iPhone quality. Five women marking a moment. If you lean in, you’ll learn this: These are five women who love Jesus. Five women who […]

When We Fast

I made Greek ribs and steamed rice and a big bowl of salad. Chunks of feta cheese. We placed it on the table and Scott and the kids gathered. But I didn’t sit down with my family for dinner. I was fasting. Our Lifegroup girls, the circle of women who are heart friends and gather on Thursday […]