So much of my life requires that I have a voice. I love to sing for creativity or for worship. I love to have coffee with friends and talk about our lives and our dreams. I talk to people on the phone for both work and coaching, so even my livelihood depends on my voice. This summer, I lost it to a throat infection, twice in one month.Read More
When I was in elementary school, I already knew what kinds of things I wanted to do with my life. Other kids wanted to be firefighters or rock stars. I wanted to be a human rights lawyer or a GreenPeace activist. On my most big-picture days, I would frustrate my goal-oriented brother by telling him "I don't know what I want to be. I just want to love people."Read More
Kindness is a word that I think has lost its way. Here in the south, manners and charm seem to go a lot further than true kindness. People are nice. People are polite. But I still struggle sometimes, with phrases like "bless your little heart", to find true kindness.Read More
"Creativity is the natural result of spirituality." It was January 2006. I was just starting as an intern at Mosaic church in Los Angeles when I first heard these words, which make up one of Mosaic's core values. These words stirred up something deep within me, yet I've only really come to understand them in the last few years.Read More
Different seasons of life bring different challenges. Sometimes issues arise out of a long line of decisions that are made over a lifetime. Sometimes catastrophes come out of nowhere and blindside you. In the middle of a schedule that works, in the middle of practicing rhythms and working on exciting side projects, in the middle of whatever you're doing, life happens.Read More
“I’ve been going through the motions, doing what I had to do to survive for so long that I’ve forgotten what I actually like doing.”
I’m a very passionate person, with a wide array of activities, talents and hobbies, but I had been walking around like a zombie, just barely getting by for a long time.Read More
I suddenly noticed that 786 sq. feet is a lot of space when there is only one person in it. I’m an extrovert (I draw my energy from being around people) and I’ve always been very self aware, studying myself through tools like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Gallup StrengthsFinder. Awareness is my thing.
I moved to this place for more than just awareness.
I was staring blankly at my ceiling. This is a rare event, being the extrovert that I am, but two years ago it was becoming a regular occurrence. Eyes wet and red, I lay staring, bewildered, wondering what the last 6 months had meant.Read More