At work and at home, I’m doing my best to live a life driven by love rather than fear– which means I always have something on my calendar that scares me! I’m a friendly introvert, a chronic night owl, and if you’re looking for me, I’m probably in the kitchen.
I’m the author of two books and a former columnist for Chicago’s Daily Herald newspaper. I’ve been speaking to various audiences across the country on a variety of topics (including marriage, motherhood, and faith) for more than twelve years. And I’ve been featured on programs like Focus on the Family and Family Life Today.
But what I really want you to know is that I write the content I most need to read. I speak the messages I most need to hear. I write the books I would look for at the library and add to my cart on Amazon. I do not share from a place of “having figured it all out” but rather from a place of “we’re in this together.”
My superpower is vulnerability–I believe in going first and sharing my weaknesses, because that’s when God’s strength shines through and hope flourishes. And then others are free to say, “Yeah, me too. I struggle with that too.”
I’m a wife and mom to three daughters, one son-in-law, and a fifteen-pound fluff-ball Shih Tzu-Bichon. We aren’t perfect—not even close! But these are my favorite people on earth.
Here are some of the things we value: faith, forgiveness, fun (these people are HILARIOUS), family dinner, getting help when we need it, authenticity, prioritizing health (spiritual, physical, mental, emotional), trying again…and again, honest communication, normalizing struggles, good boundaries (and figuring out what that looks like), time together (and sometimes time apart :), cheering each other on, celebrating together, grieving together, dreaming together.
Faith I’ve been following Jesus for most of my life. For me, faith is not about a bunch of rules or trying to figure out how to get on God’s “good side.” It’s not about trying to do more good than bad, or pretending I have all the answers to the hard questions. Truth is, as I get older, I’m finding I have fewer answers and more hard questions! This world is a broken, painful, confusing place. And yet one thing has not changed: I follow Jesus. My eyes are on Him and my trust and hope is in Him alone.
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