Freedom · Grief · spiritual growth

On Choosing Abortion and Choosing Life

I’ve been on both sides of the abortion issue. Meaning, one time when I was pregnant I chose abortion and one time when I was pregnant, and advised to choose abortion, I chose life. This doesn’t make me more knowledgeable than others on the issue of abortion, it just makes me an expert on abortion… Continue reading On Choosing Abortion and Choosing Life

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Where the Water Rages – An excerpt

In honor of this Sunday’s upcoming book signing, it seemed like a good time to post an excerpt from Where the Water Rages. If you’ve been on the fence about reading it, here’s your chance to check out a portion of the book and see if it piques your interest. The following excerpt from Chapter… Continue reading Where the Water Rages – An excerpt

Community · Freedom · spiritual growth

Being Holiday Sad

It’s back! You feel it in the crisp autumn air, you hear it in the haunting voice of Karen Carpenter, and if you’re highly observant, you see it in the eyes of the folks directing you to insert your debit card into the chip reader. (Sidenote: do NOT EVER pull that card out early…you do… Continue reading Being Holiday Sad

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Trying to Breathe

Someone tell me this is normal. We are days away from closing escrow on a home that may be, to me, one of the most charming homes imaginable. At the same time, I am days away from everyone I know having the opportunity of reading my book and deciding for themselves if I can or… Continue reading Trying to Breathe

Freedom · spiritual growth

APPLY HERE

A few nights ago I sent a message to a friend telling her how much I longed to hear from God. Having just relocated from another state, I have to find a new job. It’s time to start over, but because of the multitude of times we’ve already started over, my resume is a mismatched… Continue reading APPLY HERE

Community · Freedom · Kimly's Trade

What I found left me breathless

Dreams come true. Sometimes it feels like a nightmare when it happens, but sometimes it evolves into a better reality than the original dream.

Community · marriage

Back to Our Future, aka: We’re Moving!

It was 1988, I had been a Christian for less than 2 years, David was one month out of Bible college, and we were three weeks into our marriage, when we left California and drove across the country to Danville, Illinois, where my husband had taken a job as a Youth Pastor. During the transition,… Continue reading Back to Our Future, aka: We’re Moving!

Community · Limerence · spiritual growth

Disney Dads and Discontentment

I look at this unframed black and white photograph of my Dad, my brothers and myself every day. It’s wedged on a shelf near my sunscreen on my bathroom counter. It reminds me that in as much as life is ever changing, some things will always remain the same. These days, the Sailing Ship Columbia, is… Continue reading Disney Dads and Discontentment

affair recovery · Freedom · marriage · spiritual growth

When It Matters Most

I like to imagine that I have my own bodyguard. A tough guy, who is equally intelligent. Imagine James Bond, minus the misogyny, following me around and protecting me from the world’s terrors. Oh, and the terrorizing is primarily internal, so he also lives in my brain. You know…phenomenal cosmic powers…itty-bitty living space. My brain… Continue reading When It Matters Most

Freedom · spiritual growth

Two Truths and a Lie

When my children were teenagers they taught me a game. The name of the game was, “Two Truths and a Lie” and it was a great way to pass time while waiting for our food at a restaurant, when standing in line at an amusement park, or while riding in the minivan. The conversational game… Continue reading Two Truths and a Lie