Immanuel Love

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend 5 days on the beach recently. Sunshine and waves are a delightful tonic for brain health! Besides that, watching the ocean always draws my mind to consider God, maybe because I grew up in a church that frequently sang the rousing 4-part harmony chorus proclaiming, “Wonderful […]

Immanuel, Our Good Shepherd

Photo by Julian on Unsplash A long-distance friend called last week. “How are you?”  I confess, I wanted to lie, “Oh fine, busy as usual but God is good, everything’s fine!”  I believe the Spirit checked my words, and instead I said, “Not great, it’s been tough, really struggling this week.” That meant my seasonal depression had been activated […]

I’m Back!

Hello! Wow – it’s been a longer hiatus than I anticipated. Since I set the shut down to update, saving my place with a “Coming Soon” message, my life has totally changed in so many ways. I finished my undergrad (Behavioral Health, Emphasis in Trauma). I finished a certificate in Foundations of Biblical Counseling from […]


Adoptee, wife, mom, friend, business partner, sister, aunt, abuse and depression survivor, teacher, writer, mentor, hiker, wannabe runner, and dreamer, with an eye for all things beautiful and a heart to help others with compassion and grace. But most importantly: I am a Jesus-follower saved by grace and kept from stumbling because of His great […]