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Making A Difference Through Proximity

Making A Difference Through Proximity

Proximity is powerful.It shouldn't surprise us to know that there is a direct correlation between distance and influence. As we want to make a difference, we must keep proximity in mind! How Proximity Works In gratitude for all who have been serving and blessing my...

Not the Baby Announcement I Planned (Lupus #2)

This wasn't the baby announcement I had planned. Many of you know I am in the hospital. A couple weeks ago I was diagnosed with THE DESPICABLE systemic lupus erythematosus, currently attacking my kidneys, subcutaneous lupus, and autoimmune hair loss. Yet not all of...

How to Help: Afghanistan

How to Help: Afghanistan

How can we help the crisis in Afghanistan? I’ve spent the last month researching ways everyday people can be involved!

Did Jesus Welcome – Join Me!

Did Jesus Welcome – Join Me!

Did Jesus welcome immigrants and refugees? What is Christ-like Welcome? Join me at the intersection between faith, politics and justice in discussion!

Advocating Well For the Homeless

Advocating Well For the Homeless

What does it look like to advocate well for the homeless? Especially when we are just everyday people? Learn some tips and wisdom here!

Trauma Informed Everyday Advocacy

Trauma Informed Everyday Advocacy

Ice and coffee exploded over the corner table, running in rivulets to the floor. The woman started alternatively sobbing and screaming as she balled up by the trash bins, wailing "I always ruin everything!" Her friend stood by, somewhat shocked, trying to figure out...

Grief in the Harvest: Losing Those You Lead

Grief in the Harvest: Losing Those You Lead

As leaders, it is hard for us to lose those we've been investing in. In addition, the results of what we've poured into don't look like we've dreamed. Even when the harvest is amazing, there is still often grief in the harvest--not because of what we didn't do, but...

Understanding Foster Care As Changemakers

Understanding Foster Care As Changemakers

Have you ever thought “I wonder if we should foster?” or on the flip-side, “I could never foster?” Karly addresses all of this in our #JusticeDaily interview to give us understanding on foster care

How Stories Heal Us and Prevent Burnout for World Changers

How Stories Heal Us and Prevent Burnout for World Changers

Working through our own stories and triggers are essential as we make a difference if we want to be fully alive and prevent burnout. Check out this interview covering this.

VISITING El Barrio Logan

VISITING El Barrio Logan

I took my kids to visit El Barrio Logan. In so many ways, it felt like I had come home. We were out exploring in the city, on the type of adventure we haven't done since COVID-19 began. Beginning in Chicano Park, we began walking through this local site known for...

Jerusalem Old City Easter Series

Jerusalem Old City Easter Series

Peace Comes at a Price Here's my pic from the alleged Garden of Gethsemane. True, the olive trees in this garden are hundreds of years old. True, they are at the base of the Mount of Olives. And historically true, Jesus spent some of his last hours within a kilometre...

Everyday People Doing Something About Human Trafficking And Refugees

Everyday People Doing Something About Human Trafficking And Refugees

Can an everyday person make a difference for refugees? Yep. They can! Just as I've seen it happen time and time again with everyday people doing something about human trafficking, I am happy to say everyday people can also help refugees. Last year I was thinking about...

Is Your Welcome Backwards?

Is Your Welcome Backwards?

It took me awhile before I realized the "Welcome" sign was backwards. Sometimes in our lives we have it backwards too. We find ourselves welcoming ourselves. Welcoming ourselves feels silly when there are others looking for this sign hanging on their doors (or...

Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homeschooling

Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homeschooling

If you’ve been schooling at home this Spring or considering homeschool for next year because of COVID-19, I am excited for you. And a little scared. As Dickens says, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” One thing for sure is that you have a lot of...

Art of Advocacy: When It is Time To Cocoon

Art of Advocacy: When It is Time To Cocoon

I've been writing a lot recently to process what has been going on in the United States. Not only have we been dealing with COVID-19, unemployment and politics, but also something dear to my heart, racism. In my lifetime, the issue of racism has never been brought...

Poem: The In-Between (Lupus in Pregnancy #8)

Poem: The In-Between (Lupus in Pregnancy #8)

No one likes being in the in-between seasons of life. I might be a justice seeker, but what does that look like when I can't move, don't feel well, and am partially aware and partially not? The in-between spaces of life are often not our favorites. At Christmas, we...

#NoHustleNovember and SYSTEMIC Lupus #1

#NoHustleNovember and SYSTEMIC Lupus #1

Being admitted to the hospital wasn't exactly how I expected to start #nohustlevember, but it sure goes with the theme. A slew of doctors are trying to figure out all the things that have gone berserk with my body. But at this point, it seems likely the root of...

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Understanding Terms for Poor Nations vs. Rich Nations

Terms of Poverty Whether in public political addresses or in pleas from non-profits, we have all heard some of these terms thrown around at some point or another. But just because we can infer their general meaning, I...

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My New Job: Lupus in Pregnancy #9

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My New Job: Lupus in Pregnancy #9

“Well, I did tell you that if you continued this pregnancy, it would become your new part-time job,” my OB said with a smile. As I look at this week’s schedule, I’m really feeling that “new job that...

Not the Baby Announcement I Planned (Lupus #2)

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How to Help: Afghanistan

How can we help the crisis in Afghanistan? I’ve spent the last month researching ways everyday people can be involved!

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Purpose RoadmapLive a Story Worth Living

If the idea of "purpose" always seemed a little vague to you AND you don't have a lot of time to spare, this is for you!


Purpose Roadmap: Discover A Story Worth Living is a free mini-workbook with seven-destination points to help you intentionally choose what you want to let motivate you in life. This is what I'm hear for, to empower everyday people like you to know where to start in all of life's craziness to begin discovering our best roles (and not burnt-out roles) to change the world. And this is the perfect place to start!

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