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What I learned from speaking five times in four days

This is such a post to write. Recently, I shared that I was cutting back on a few tangent projects to focus on promoting my book, Tell It Well. Last weekend was the culmination of all that focus. I got to fly up to Michigan and speak to five different [...]

What Should I Do When I Feel Apathetic or Far From God?

When I’ve felt distant from God, I’ve also felt apathetic about our relationship. Like any relationship, when there’s distance, it also feels one sided. I’ve said things like, God, I’m seeking you, and you’re not showing your face, or, Lord, I’ve been praying about this for so long, why are [...]

How to Overcome Fear of the Unknown With Your Story

Have you ever felt stuck by fear of the unknown? What do you do when you’re faced with uncertainty? Do you kick it into high gear and work to remove every factor of uncertainty you can identify? Or do you distract yourself, hoping that by ignoring the the tension of [...]

2017-09-26T12:54:04+00:00 Story Sharing|

What if I Don’t Feel God and Don’t Know if I Ever Have?

Is God real? Is he actually involved in my life, or just out in the universe somewhere? Am I following God, or does this just feel right because it’s what I want to do? These aren’t easy questions to ask. They are vulnerable, raw. They are scary to ask, because [...]

What’s the Difference Between Storytelling and Testimony Sharing?

Dear friend, If you chose to read this post because you want to share the hope of Jesus with people, you are bold and brave and have a beautiful heart. Our world isn’t really looking for people to tell them about God these days, as I’m sure you’re aware. People [...]

2017-09-05T00:19:59+00:00 Story Sharing|

The Tensions I’ve Faced Talking about Female Leadership

When I first started writing about leadership, I called my series Feminine Foresight. I planned to write all about the leadership experience for women, the good, the bad, the ugly. But most of all, I wanted to highlight the truth that women are amazing leaders. Just as we are. In [...]

How to Talk About God in Your Story

I've been asked this question several times since publishing Tell It Well. "How do I talk about God to people who don't share the same beliefs as I do," is a question central to the theme of my book. I asked this question because it's challenging and complex. There isn't one right way, but [...]

Understanding Bias & Double Standards for Women

Both bias and double standards have a negative effect because they make things unfair. Whether it’s selection for a promotion, choosing a teammate in gym class or being evaluated for a presentation, bias and double standards are likely influencing the outcome of the decision. The negative forms of bias and [...]

Are you a leader or a follower?

That’s a hard question to answer, isn’t it? If you’re like me, your initial answer might be, “Yes?” And that’s A-okay! We can be both leaders and followers in different portions of our professional and social life. So in reality, the issue isn’t about which category you fall into, but [...]

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