Give the Gift of Deeper Connection

Are you truly connected to your mate, or are you a victim of creeping separateness?

Years ago when my husband and I were in the spring of our love we read A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. Within its pages Greg and I found a love story that mirrored ours in many ways.

Connection for us then was as natural as the perennial crepe myrtles that lined the streets of Georgia Tech where we strolled hand in hand. It was effortless. We longed to be together and used any excuse to talk. When Greg studied in Paris during our senior year the days between […]

We Become What We Behold: Jesus’ Loving Words for Victoria on the Runway

Soon Victoria’s Secret models will don wings and walk the runway in the annual fashion show, considered by many to be the pinnacle of success in the modeling industry. Millions will watch. Many will applaud them for their achievement in a cut-throat industry, seeing them as examples of what hard work can produce. But most male viewers will reduce them to mere objects to consume, seeing only bodies displayed for comparison, lust, and sport. Though the world may call them “angels,” Jesus calls them Beloved, and knows their true worth.

I believe Jesus would have some insights for Victoria, and for women and […]

Meet TrueNorth Freedom Project: Love Spoken Here

“Only love spoken here.”

Several years ago I began working for an organization on a love mission to rescue women from those who would use, abuse, and discard them through sex trafficking. We would take them to our safe home, show them love, and point them to God who longed to redeem their stories and heal their hearts. Recovery is hard. Life is messy. Wounds are deep and may take years to heal, or even uncover. My pragmatic heart struggled under the heaviness of the mission. There were so many to rescue and the reality was that new victims would replace […]

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