Are you living the red tape or the red carpet life?


I awoke from the dream with the words red tape and red carpet floating through my mind. I couldn’t remember my dream, but the words lingered in the dawn. As I readied myself for the day, it all made sense. For far too long, I’ve been living a red tape life, as if opportunities and […]

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Season 2 Episode 3 – Chris Fabry

chris Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSYou’re in for a great conversation between me and radio personality & novelist, Chris Fabry. We first met via the radio, as he’s interviewed me a few times for my books. We’ve become far-away friends since. Chris is a man of integrity, but he […]

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Restory Recap


Honestly, I don’t know how to summarize Restory. I’m still a bit numb afterwards. This usually happens to me after a big event–I get sick and numb. And I am both today as I write this. When I pour myself out, I have little left in the aftermath. My dear family tells me to rest, […]

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Season 2 Episode 2 – Boz Tchividjian

boz Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHere’s a profound example of someone who advocates for those who don’t have his story. He did not experience sexual exploitation, yet as a prosecutor, he processed many cases against sex-offenders, and now has a huge ministry within the church to help it become […]

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Season 2 Episode 1 Cristin Bruggeman

cristin Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI love Cristin’s honesty in this episode. From drug addict to missionary…the change profoundly coming through Jesus Christ. (She’s also a novelist! Look for her first novel soon!) How Our Stories Intersected Cristin and I met in Geneva. She was the reason I had […]

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Restory Show season 2 is COMING!


WOOT! The Restory Show is back on Monday! Listen on itunes. Or Stitcher. Or iheartradio. (Or just check this space out on Monday and you can listen on your device here). Monday’s guest is a mom who lives internationally with an amazing story! I can’t wait for you to meet her.

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10 Ways to Spot Spiritual Abuse


This topic has been ricocheting in my heart and head many years. I’ve noticed a greater influx of reader email and Facebook conversations about this topic, so much so that I felt it would be wise to address it again. (I wrote this post five ago, and I’ve updated it to give you more resources.) […]

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You’re telling yourself the wrong story


Confession: I’ve been telling myself the wrong story. (Have you done that too?) I am working on self-discipline in the way I eat, move, work and sleep. It’s been discouraging at times, and I can’t seem to get it all together. When I fail (oh that oat-bottomed brownie from the Simply Classic cookbook tasted like […]

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Need Peace? Trust the Spirit.


I’ve been doing a little experiment lately, mainly because my peace has been elusive and fickle. And when that happens, there’s usually one reason: once again, I have taken control of my life and tried to make. everything. happen. As an “achiever” (according to Strengths Finder) I tend toward accomplishing things. I read a lot […]

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How to Heal from the Past (video)

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Don’t mind the crazed face of me! Above is my first FB live video about healing from the past. There are three things you need to do–practical things. I pray this blesses you! It’s only 12 minutes long… And if you’re wanting to supercharge your healing, grab a ticket to the Restory Conference (held September […]

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